BUDGAM: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today convened a meeting to review overall development scenario of Budgam and various directions issued by the Governor during his recent visit to the district.
During the meeting, Deputy Commissioner Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar briefed the Div Com about the overall development scenario and various bottlenecks that require the intervention of divisional administration for carrying out work smoothly on development projects.
An in-depth review of CSS schemes being executed under CRF and NABARD schemes of R&B, PMGSY, I&FC, PHE, PDD,PMGSY, RDD, SBM, Health, and Education was also undertaken in the meeting.
On the occasion, the Divisional Commissioner directed the Deputy Commissioner to hold separate meetings with various departments to expedite land acquisition process for development projects.
Further, he urged the engineering wings to redouble their efforts and ensure implementation of projects within set timelines. He directed the Deputy Commissioner to issue a circular with regard to shifting/ creation of utilities so that all the engineering wings work in unison and durability of assets created is not affected due to lack of coordination and thereby also avoiding double expenditure.
The meeting was informed that under CRF, six projects including five roads and one bridge at a total cost of Rs. 94.31 crore with a target of 76.25 km was being implemented and out of which 25 km macadamization has been achieved and 10 km has been completed under Grade II and 47.5km is expected to be completed under BT.
Taking an in-depth review of PMGSY, the meeting was informed that 80 out of 97 works have been completed under phase III to Phase X. The Divisional Commissioner directed for verification and submission of utilization certificates under the CRF scheme. With regard to ICDS, distribution of books in schools and mid-day meal schemes, he directed constitution of committees that would ensure fidelity and submit fortnightly reports.
Taking a review of schemes under RDD, the Divisional Commissioner directed the concerned to ensure that there is no duplicity with regard to identification of beneficiaries under PMAY and to implement MGNREGA on convergence model so that the demand-driven nature of the scheme can be leveraged to address infrastructure deficit.
Similarly, Fire and Emergency Services authorities were asked to place an indent for shifting of their location after ascertaining the feasibility of the identified land for relocation by Directorate of F&ES.
Underscoring the importance of youth engagement programmes, he asked the constituted task force to submit a report with regard to the construction of synthetic turfs in various schools.
Similarly, under SBM, the Divisional Commissioner directed the ADDC to physically verify the toilets constructed so far and also to look into the various bottlenecks hindering implementation of the scheme so that cent per cent coverage is achieved immediately.
Taking a review of the decisions taken during the Governor’s visit, the meeting was informed that audit of filtration plants, identification of schemes that could be completed immediately by way of augmentation of funds has already been done.
Under Flood Mitigation Plan, the concerned were directed to identify the critical points. Further, they were asked to ascertain the total length of embankment and have it audited. The concerned were directed to carry out the dry dredging work.
Taking a strong note of mining and excavation activities in the district, the Divisional Commissioner directed the concerned to ensure that no earth excavation is carried on in the district without due permission and to deal with cases of delinquency strictly as per the law.
Laying emphasis on punctuality of employees, he directed to ensure installation and functioning of AEBAS within five days.
Among other issues that were discussed include night landing of flights at airport and creation of separate sub-division at Chadoora under PDD.