Sajad Lone chairs DDB Doda review meet

Minister for Science and Technology and Animal Husbandry , Mr Sajad Gani Lone chaired a meeting of the District Development Board Doda

Minister for Science and Technology and Animal Husbandry , Mr Sajad Gani Lone  chaired a meeting  to assess the  implementation  progress on the decisions of the District Development Board  Doda, here today.

While stressing on the cent percent utilization of the funds available under various schemes  the Minister impressed upon all the heads of the departments and sector officers present in the meeting  to ensure implementation of all the DDB decisions in stipulated timeline .He asked for out of box thinking and innovations to bring out revolutionary change in the performance of the departments.

 Taking a review of the projects under tourism sector, Mr. Lone said that for generating the additional Government accommodation at Doda a project report for the development of JKTDC building near Dak banglow Doda should be submitted at an earliest and asked the DC Doda to do the needful in this regard. He also asked the Deputy Commissioner to project the   pending  un irrigated  villages  of the district  for inclusion in the proposed lift irrigation schemes in consultations with the legislators.

Stressing on the development of the futuristic projects  especially in PHE  and  R&B  sector  so that project could withstand the changing vagaries of time  Mr. Lone  announced  constitution of a  technical committee at District  level which will have the mandate of submitting the technical report of the future viability of the kandi canal irrigation project in the District.

 On the demand of the legislator over the less width of Kahara-Tanta road  than the prescribed norms, the minister  asked DC Doda to constitute a  committee to demarcate the land acquired for the road and asses the causes for any such diversion from norms so  that the  responsibilities could be fixed.

  Mr Lone  also took a detailed review of various other mega projects in Doda such as Steel Girder Bridge at Thatri, Shiva Dal Steel Girder Bridge, Community Hall Doda, Court complex Doda , truck terminal Doda, and various PHC Buildings and directed the concerned executive agencies to stick to the time lines fixed for completion of these mega projects.

He aslo directed the Deputy Commissioner to pursue the case in consultation with Divisional commissioner Jammu for the release of pending amount for the restoration of National Highway -244.

CMO Doda was impressed upon to explore the possibilities for the filling up the vacant posts of the drivers in the PHCs across the District where Ambulances could not ply because  no driver is posted there.

 To develop Fisheries department as a revenue generating departments in the District Mr Lone said that there is urgent need of involving and encouraging the private players for investment in it.

Earlier, District Development Commissioner, Doda Mr. Bhupinder Kumar presented a detailed report of the physical and financial progress achieved under  District Plan, State plan, Centrally sponsored Schemes  and Mega projects in the District. He said that out of an approved outlay of Rs 156.10 crore, an amount of Rs.  49.93 crore was made available and the expenditure ending November this year  is 36.05 crore, registering an expenditure of  72.20% .

 He also presented the detailed  report of  DDB  decisions which have been implemented in the district besides those which are under execution including establishment of Satellite University campus at Doda ,Lift irrigation from Chenab river, Kandi canal, Upgradation of Pul- Doda to Doda link  road, creation of staff for trauma Hospital Khellani, setting up Skill Development Institute at Doda, Establishment of Chenab Valley Development Fund, Setting up National Institute of Medicinal plants at Bhaderwah ,construction of Bhagwah- Bijarni Defence road and  adoption of model schools.

 Vice Chairperson, J&K State Advisory  Board for Development of G&B,Ch Zaffar Ali, Vice Chairperson J&k State Advisory Board for Welfare & Development of Scheduled Castes, Mr Bushan Lal Dogra, legislators, G.M Saroori, Shakti Raj Parihar, Mr Daleep Singh Parihar, Mr. Neelam Kumar Langeh, Naresh Gupta, Mr Shyam Lal Bhagat, Divisional Commissioner Jammu Dr Pawan Kotwal and heads of concerned departments were present in the meeting.