BANDIPORA, MAY 17: The District Development Board (DDB), Bandipora, which met here under the chairmanship of Minister for Youth Services & Sports, IT and Information Technology, Molvi Imran Raza Ansari, Tuesday approved an annual plan of Rs 98.96 crore for the year 2016-2017.
Deputy Speaker, J&K Legislative Assembly and MLA Gurez, Mr Nazir Ahmad Gurezi, MLA Sonawari, Mr Mohammad Akbar Lone, MLA, Bandipora, Mr Usman Majeed and MLC, MrYasir Reshi attended the meeting.
Among others, Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora, Mr. Sajad Hussain and heads of various departments besides other concerned officers were present.
Addressing the meeting, the Minister told the officers to work with zeal and dedication to ensure effective and successful implementation of all the government sponsored schemes.
“You must ensure that the benefit of these schemes percolates down to the targeted population,” he said while urging the officers to contribute their best for the welfare and development of the state.
The Minister said the coalition government is committed to improve basic amenities across the state besides uplifting the socio-economic condition of the disadvantaged. He stressed the officers to put an efficient mechanism in place so that all projects are executed while ensuring transparency, accountability and judicious utilization of funds.
He also asked the officers to remain at beck and call of the people and address their issues on priority.
Endorsing various suggestions and demands put forth by the Board members, Mr. Ansari directed the district administration to take appropriate measures on priority. He also instructed the officers to adhere to the fixed timelines for completion of all developmental projects and other welfare schemes.
Earlier, the DDC gave detailed overview of the achievements made during 2015-2016 fiscal and informed that out of total Rs 104.02 crore approved budget, Rs 103.27 crore were made available and Rs 98.22 crore were spent which is 95.12 percent achievement of the target.
The DDC also apprised the meeting about the proposed targets for district plan for year 2016-17.
Giving details, the DDC informed that out of total outlay of Rs 98.96 crore, under R&B sector 28.20 km road length will be macadamized and 16 road projects including five under district sector and 11 under NABARD, besides two foot bridges under State sector, will be taken up at the cost of Rs 50.70 crore.
He said five projects costing Rs 14.72 crore are targeted for completion under the head of Creation of New District Infrastructure. Under PMGSY, four projects costing Rs 14.58 crore and road length of 26 km has been targeted this fiscal.
The Minister was informed that Rs 28.25 crore have been set aside for District Hospital Bandipora and Rs 18.17 crore for CHC Hajin. These projects will be implemented by JK Housing Board while as Degree College Gurez and Lecture Block of Degree College Bandipora will be constructed by JKPCC at an expenditure of Rs 14.74 crore and 7.41 crore respectively.
Under PHE sector, 13 Water Supply Schemes costing Rs 26.92 crore are targeted for completion to cover 58 villages/habitations benefiting 1.10 lakh souls, while as seven schemes costing Rs 8.14 crore will be completed under the Irrigation Sector.
To upgrade education sector in the district, 11 school buildings will be constructed at a cost of Rs 4.78 crore.
Besides, to improve health scenario in the district, seven healthcare facilities will be constructed at a cost of Rs 2.97 crore while Rs 36 lakh would be spent on installation of the machinery components in these facilities.
Under MGNREGA, 2200 works of various types costing Rs 21.33 crore have been targeted for current fiscal. Besides, Rs 1.98 crore have been kept under NRLM to implement various activities.
To upgrade the power scenario in the district, Grid Station Patushay will be completed at a cost of Rs 37.37 crore. Under RAPDRP, an amount of Rs 13.09 crore will be utilized for installation of high voltage distribution system and aerial bunched cabling.
Under Integrated Power Development scheme, an amount of Rs 14.50 crore will be spent to improve HT/LT network and construction of receiving station. Under Deen Dayal Upadhaya Gram Jyoti Yojana, Rs 44.71 crore project has been approved by the Centre for electrification of un-electrified villages, besides strengthening of transmission and distribution system.