*Div Com Jammu reviews developmental scenario at Doda* *Also Met with BDC Chairperson’ and PRI’S member at Assar besides inaugrated Farm Machinery Centre at Assar Block* _Applauded the district administration for Zimedari-Eik Ehsaas initiative under education sector, besides directs to enhance the skill and capacity development trainings_
DODA, November 20: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma today reviewed developmental scenario and progress on mega developmental projects in this mountainous district here at a meeting of divisional & district heads of the key departments.
At the outset, the District Development Commissioner Dr. Sagar D Doifode gave details of ongoing projects of PHE, PWD, PDD, Health, PMGSY, Forest, Agriculture and Horticulture sectors, besides Capex budget achievements.
The Div Com took stock of condition of roads, water requirement/quality and availability, power requirement and availability in the township and across the district, execution and widening of Pul Doda Beoli road by PWD, status of PMGSY roads, status of CRF roads, Status of languishing projects and timeline for completion, health services including NHM, plantation programme.
The Div com asked the executing departments to complete all the languishing projects in set time frame with special emphasis of quality of work.
Reviewing stock and supply position of food grains, he directed the concerned department to ensure sufficient and timely stocking for the winters.
Taking review of power sector, he asked the PDD to work in coordination with NHPC to fix the faults, if any, on 132 KV and 33 KV lines to maintain uninterrupted power supply to this region during winters.
The meeting also reviewed the skill development initiatives achievements in handicraft and handloom sectors, agriculture and horticulture production.
Direction were passed to these departments to go for new techniques, innovative works and for inclusion of new activities and capacity building of the people to enhance the sources of livelihood generation and to meet the purpose of the respective departments.
While reviewing the sector-wise performance of the line departments, the DDC apprised the Div Com about major ongoing developmental projects of the district including polytechnic college at Beoli, progress on DC office complex, construction of GDC Khilotran, construction of Multipurpose indoor hall at Doda, construction of GMC Doda, teaching hospital etc.
Taking stock of languishing projects, the Div Com directed the Executive Engineers to form a pert chart. He asked the DDC to check the weekly progress on each work.
Meanwhile, the meeting was informed that out of 373 PHE schemes, work on 79 is nearing completion which will meet the 1.92 MGD shortfall of drinking water in the district.
PHE & PDD functionaries were directed to take measures to improve supply of drinking water and power besides other facilities and ensure that the people do not suffer.
The Div Com also reviewed the division wise physical progress of PMGSY roads and laid stress on timely completion of the projects. He asked PWD to adopt new technology and innovative concepts for completion of the projects undertaken without harming much to the environment and keeping in view the safety measures for the protection of the people.
Health department was directed to keep sufficient medicine supply and place ALS/BLS ambulance service at Doda, Thathri and Bhaderwah.
While reviewing the education sector, the DDC apprised the Div Com about the ongoing innovative Zimedari programme launched by district administration under which various reformative activities were up. He informed that more than eleven hundred schools were graded in the district in the first level and is still going on. The Div Com applauded the efforts of District administration in this regard.
Further authorities of forest department were directed to carryout plantation of trees alongside the roads under convergence with MGNEREGA.
The Div Com also reviewed the progress on newly sanctioned college. He was informed that land for new colleges like women Degree College, GDC Marmat, Bhalla, professional college at Bhella has been identified and is under the process for acquisition.
The Div Com also stressed on increasing the capacity building of SHG members through training to increase their avenue of livelihood, while handicraft and DIC department were asked to work in coordination for their promotion and development.
The DDC informed the Div com that willow basket making and soap making training was imparted to around 50 persons in Bhaderwah and assured to hold more such training programmes.
The Div Com also reviewed the progress of CSS, PM-KISSAN, PMEGP, Ayushman Bharat scheme etc and ask all the concerned to achieve the set targets.
Earlier, the Div Com interacted with the panchayat representatives led by Chairperson of BDC Assar and listened to their grievances patiently.
The issues raised during the meeting were enrollment of left out beneficiary under Ayushman and PM-KISSAN scheme, start of MGNEREGA works etc. The Div Com issued directions to ACD to start the MGNEGRA works immediately.
Later Div Com inaugurated a farm machinery centre at Assar established by agriculture department under SMAM.
He also inspected agriculture green houses and vegetable fields in vegetable rich Jathi area and interacted with the vegetable growers and locals.
Responding to the issues raised by the farmers, the Div Com directed chief agricultural officer to resolve the problems of farmers on priority.