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Advisor Baseer Khan visits Uri-Boniyar; Inspects Development Works

BARAMULLA, JULY 02(KINS) : Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan  today visited Boniyar area of Baramulla district where he inspected several developmental works in order to get the first hand appraisal of their progress.

Advisor was accompanied by Additional District Development Commissioner Baramulla Aijaz Abdullah Saraaf and other senior concerned officers.

At the outset, the Advisor inspected Receiving Station Nowshera which is under augmentation process from 4MVA to 14 MVA. He was briefed by the concerned authorities that the said project is being executed under PMDP at the project cost of Rs 87 lakh and it shall benefit about 1000 households. The Advisor directed to ramp up the pace of work so that it is completed before September end.


The Advisor also visited 105 MW Lower Jhelum Hydroelectric Project where he emphasized to expedite the work on modernization of the power house. He directed the PDD authorities to work towards the up-gradation of basic infrastructure in power sector and to speed up work on replacement of old electric poles and up-gradation of HT/LT transmission lines for which the material already stands procured.

The Advisor further took inspection of various developmental works undertaken in Rural Development sector. The ACD informed that under 14th FCA, out of 1409 works 433 works have been completed in 5 CD blocks viz Uri, Noorkhah, Parenpeela , Bijhama and Boniyar.

The Advisor issued strict directions to adhere to the timeline of completion and said that more emphasis should be laid on labour intensive works which may prove beneficial in the current circumstances. He also directed to make timely payments of MGNREGA as it is related with the livelihood of rural labourers.

Advisor Baseer Khan also inspected a Panchayat Level COVID Care Centre (CCC) where he took review of various related aspects. He appealed the people to adopt COVID-19 appropriate behaviour in letter and spirit adding that the pandemic has not faded away completely and there is a need to follow SOPs for breaking the chain of virus.

Advisor Baseer Khan also visited the Eco-park where he directed the officers to have strong focus on renovation and beautification of pathway, park and also replacement of dysfunctional lights. He said that the Commissioner Secretary shall depute a team to make a report for beautification and development of parks.

Later, the Advisor met a delegation of PRIs who apprised him about their grievances and demands pertaining to developmental concerns.

The PRIs demanded the establishment of a fire service station in the area, up-gradation of PHC Boniyar to SDH Boniyar, establishment of Tehsil Complex and extended several other demands of vital public significance. The Advisor gave a patient hearing to all the issues and demands and said that all the issues shall be taken with the concerned authorities for their timely redress.

Advisor Baseer Khan directed all concerned officers associated with Covid duty, especially doctors to make people aware of the importance of vaccination and dispel the rumours. He said the vaccination drive should be focused to achieve 100 percent coverage of people above 45  year old and impetus to rope in people between 18 to 44 year old should be accelerated.

At the conclusion, the Advisor launched a plantation drive by planting a sapling in the lawn of Govt Higher Secondary School Boniyar. The programme for launching the drive was organized by the Forest department. (KINS)

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