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DC B’Pora reviews progress of works under District Capex Budget

BANDIPORA, Oct 12 ( KINS): The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad today reviewed the progress of works proposed under District Capex Budget (DCB) 2021-22.

Meeting reviewed the estimation, tendering and allotment status of all works including DDC/ BDC/ PRI grants. The meeting also discussed detailed proposals under the District Capex Plan, 2021-22 including physical status of projects targeted for completion in the current fiscal and took a comprehensive review on the progress of developmental projects undertaken by various departments.

It was given out that Rs 529 Crores have been earmarked for the financial year 2021-22 with major thrust on Jal Jeevan Mission (51percent), PMGSY (21 percent), Rural development Department (8 percent), Education & Health (8 percent) etc.

The DC said that 3316 works have been targeted for completion for the financial year 2021-22 which includes 114 Water supply schemes, 24 PMGSY works, 23 Urban Development Works, 13 works of Education, 07 Hospitals, 13 Roads, 09 Irrigation Schemes and 1875 MGNREGA Works.

He also sought details from the heads of departments including Rural Development department, Health, JKPDCL, R&B, Jal Shakti and other sectors about the approved works, tendering status and status of estimations besides progress of ongoing projects/works.

Speaking on the occasion, the DC said that district administration is committed to ensure all development projects/works are completed within a set timeline. He stressed on the concerned officers/officials to take all possible measures to accelerate the pace of the ongoing works for their time-bound completion and directed for regular monitoring of works.

While deliberating on the development plan of the current year, Dr Owais said the government has taken up the water supply issue as a priority area and under Water Security Plan water supply shall be provided to each HouseHold with 51 percent budget being invested in the sector. He said 45000 HHs shall be provided 100 percent FHTC (functional Tap Connections) under JJM.

He said for the first time 30 Filtration Plants and sixty Service reservoirs are being added to the system. “All 114 Schemes of JJM have been put to tenders and the massive & ambitious single year target has been set for 21-22” he added.

Dr Owais said 21 percent of the budget is being spent on connectivity of remote areas. Samoon said owing to its topography the district poses challenges in road maintenance and upkeep and the administration is working on two fronts- identifying and projecting new roads, Bye-passes and charging existing schemes to the fullest.

Joint director Planning Imitiyaz Ahmad, Assistant Commissioner Development, Assistant Commissioner Panchayats, Executive Engineer REW, Chief Education Officers, Chief Medical Officer, Executive Engineer R&B Bandipora and Sumbal besides other senior officers of all the departments were present on the occasion.( KINS)

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