The Minister for Horticulture, Hajj & Aquaf, Abdul Rahman Veeri today convened a meeting of district officers to review the progress of development works in the Anantnag district.
The Minister took sector wise review of physical and financial targets achieved by the various departments under district plan 2015-16.
The meeting was attended by MLA Dooru, MLA Shangus, MLA Kokernag, MLA Pahalgam, DDC Anantnag, ADDC, CPO, DPO, SEs of R&B, PDD, PHE, PDC, SDMs, besides other district and Tehsil level officers.
The meeting was informed that the out of the total approved outlay of Rs 186.14 under the district plan, Rs 35.29 Crore have been utilized for various developmental activities in the district.
The minister directed the officers of the various departments to complete the taken up works in a time bound manner.
It was apprised that under the R&B sector, Rs 11.92 Crore has been made available in the district so far, which was utilized to construct and macadamize 43 Km roads, 580 drains, 05 culverts and 90 walls. Similarly, under PMGSY, out of the approved 171 schemes, 137 have been already completed with an expenditure of Rs. 184 Crore, catering to more than 80,000 souls.
The PHE department has completed three water supply schemes in Muniward, Achabal and Katsoo Jarpati while the Water Supply Scheme, Bumzoo was also commissioned at a cost of Rs 46 Crore. The minister stressed on the importance of the minor irrigation works and directed the concerned SE to prioritize this sector as it is intricately linked with the agriculture sector. Besides, SE I&FC was also directed to restore the pre-September 2014 status of various Nallahs and canals particularly in flood prone areas of Shamsipora, Hassanpora and Tulkhan. The DDC was asked to personally monitor and supervise the works.
The minister said that schemes like MNREGA and IAY have helped to create sustainable assets in the far flung areas of the district and the change is visible on ground in every part of the district. Adding that construction of roads in the areas which did not have any connectivity and construction of bunds near flood prone areas of the district is of prime importance.
Under MGNREGA, 47 % expenditure against the target of Rs 39.24 Crore has been achieved by November 2015, which has generated 4.75 Lakh mandays. Similarly, under IAY Rs 2.34 Crore has been made available, out of which 1.89 Crore has been already utilized to construct 82 houses in the district.
Under the Education sector, an expenditure of 6.83 Crore has been made against the approved plan of 8.9 Crore to construct 37 primary schools, 249 additional classrooms and 73 toilets. The minster took a strong note of left-over construction of schools under SSA and constituted a committee comprising of ADDC Anantnag, SE R&B and CEO and directed them to furnish specific recommendations in each case so that the incomplete school buildings are constructed and utilized for the designated purpose.
It was given out that under AASRA, 2533 cases have been registered while as under Laadli Beti scheme, 1703 cases have been registered in the district since the inception of these welfare schemes.
In the Health sector, it has been informed that the construction of sub- centre Lalan, Wantrag, PHC YK Pora, Kamar, Adlach has been completed and in case of PHC Nowpora, allied works are in progress and will be completed within the stipulated timeframe.
The Minister was apprised that Under ICDS, an expenditure of Rs 2.45 Crore has been made and so far, 2231 AWCs and 199 AWCs for STs have been established in the district, besides 57052 children from 0-6 years and 11155 expecting mothers and nursing mothers are receiving nutrition under Supplementary Nutrition Programme.
The minister directed the District Programme Officer to conduct extensive awareness camps to educate the masses about the different central and state welfare schemes.
Since the implementation of the Food Safety Act is on the anvil, the process of registration is in full swing in the district. All the formalities regarding the implementation of the Act have to be mandatorily completed by 31st of December 2015, the consumers have been given the waiver of AADHAR requirement till 31stof January 2016. In order to ensure complete registration, additional new 8 centers for AADHAR registration have been put in place in the district.
The Minister directed SE PDD to ensure strict adherence to the power schedule besides providing timely and accurate electricity bills to the consumers.
The officers of Animal Husbandry Department have also been directed to prepare a comprehensive plan/vision document for the district Anantnag, to take adequate steps under the sector for economic improvement of the people.