Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CA&PD) and Tribal Affairs, Ch Zulfkar Ali today said that the Smart Tribal village project forms an effective beginning towards inclusive development.
Empowering tribal population through education, modern communication facilities , provision for safe drinking water, adequate power supply , best health care services, houses under IAY, better drainage and sanitation along with the creation of sustainable affordable locally owned entrepreneurial business are the objectives set to be achieved by developing smart tribal village at Hubbi and Targain, he said while finalizing the proposed projects here today.
“I will put every effort required at my level to ensure that the development of smart Tribal villages include all facilities and avenues at par with urban centres so that the migration of the villagers towards cities is stopped”, the Minister said.
He said the development of the villages would give a new direction to the rural economy and accelerate the overall growth of the state.
“The state economy will progress in leaps and bounds after the creation of these smart tribal model villages as these are going to prove as most effective tool to set the stage for inclusive development and bridge urban -rural gap” he added.
Detailed deliberations were held on the plans and fund requirements for the proposed projects alongwith. The Minister directed the concerned officers to put in all their efforts to ensure realization of the project on ground before March, 2016.
Earlier the Minister chaired the meeting of Rogi Kalyan Samiti at Rajouri and reviewed the working of health care institutions of Darhal constituency .
The CMO apprised the Minister about the progress achieved during the current financial year and gave details about the staff position, fund availability and other related issues across Darhal constituency.
Meanwhile, the Minister as chairman of RKS, approved Rs 1.95 Lakh for CHC Kandi, 2.52 lakh for PHC Budhal, Rs 0 .85 Lakh for PHC Tralla , Rs 1.43 Lakh to PHC Peeri and Rs 1.83 lakh for CHC Darhal for the purchase of emergency drugs, lab reagents, CCTV ,furniture, computers and other demands put forth by health authorities. .
While taking stock of infrastructure available in various health care institutions in Darhal constituency, the Minister asked the concerned authorities to evolve effective mechanism for streamlining the hospital working and utilization of funds provided under centrally sponsored schemes.
He also reviewed the action taken on the decisions in the last meeting of Rogi Kalyan Samiti and issued directions to the concerned authorities to give priority to quality while executing new infrastructure in the hospital buildings.
He also instructed the hospital authorities to fix priorities of the works required to be done .He directed the R&B authorities to prepare the Cost estimations for repair and renovation works at different health care centres.
The Minister also gave away Appointment letters to 10 beneficiaries under SRO 43 along with cash compensation in lieu of govt job to one of them here at Rajouri.