Ganderbal/Anantnag: Member Parliament (MP), Srinagar-Budgam-Ganderbal Constituency, Dr Farooq Abdullah today visited Ganderbal where he chaired a meeting of District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DISHA) to review the progress achieved under different centrally sponsored schemes, other developmental programmes being implemented in the district here in the Conference Hall of Mini Secretariat.
Chairperson DDC Ganderbal, Nuzhat Ishfaq; Vice-Chairperson DDC Ganderbal, Bilal Ahmad; Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Shyambir; SSP Ganderbal, Nikhil Borkar; Additional District Development Commissioner, President Municipal Council Ganderbal, CPO, ACR besides DDC Members, BDC Chairpersons, Sarpanches and all other district and sectoral Officers were present in the meeting.
During the meeting, the MP took a comprehensive review of various schemes being implemented in the district and other development works of Health, PDD, PWD, Jal Shakti, I&FC, Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries and other departments.
On the occasion the departmental heads briefed the MP about the current status of various schemes being implemented in the district.
While reviewing the progress on various ongoing development projects, the MP said that the aim of holding the DISHA meeting was to have firsthand appraisal about the implementation of various schemes and to assess the developmental requirements in the district.
On the occasion, DDC Members and other PRI members apprised the MP about various issues and sought his intervention for early redressal. He also sought feedback from PRI members regarding the developmental activities in their areas and assured them that all their genuine demands shall be taken up for consideration.
Replying to the demands raised by the PRI members, Dr Abdullah urged them to monitor ongoing developmental activities in their areas by way of paying field visits regularly so that quality development is ensured. He also emphasized them to work in tandem with District Administration for overall prosperity and development of people in the district.
While discussing the achievements of Agriculture and Horticulture in the district, the MP asked the department to check out the feasibility for introducing diversified crops as per topography of the area which have high market value like Kiwi and Strawberry besides awareness shall be generated regarding the latest technological interventions in agriculture and its allied sectors to boom the economy of the farmer community in the district.
Replying to the issue of street lights in the town, the MP approved an amount of Rs 10 lakh for repairing and installing new street lights in the town.
Addressing the meeting the MP highlighted the need for coordinated efforts by the District Administration, police, PRI members and other stakeholders against the drug menace and urged them to educate the youth about the hazardous effects of the drug abuse to save their future and society from drugs.
While interacting with the district officers, he stressed for timely completion of all developmental projects and asked them to work with more dedication and zeal so that the benefits of welfare schemes reach to the genuine beneficiaries especially living in far flung areas of the district.
Meanwhile Member Parliament, Anantnag- Rajouri Lok Sabha Constituency, Justice (Retd) Hasnain Masoodi chaired District DISHA meeting at Mini ecretariat, Shopian.
The meeting was held to review the progress of various development and welfare based programmes and projects of the district.
District Development Commissioner (DDC) Shopian, Sachin Kumar Vaishya through powerpoint presentation apprised the chair about ongoing development projects of the district and implementation status and progress under CSS, State and District Capex.
President, MC Shopian, BDC members, JDP, Khursheed Ahmed, DPO ICDS, SEs, ACD and other sectoral and district officers of line departments attended the meeting.
DDC highlighted the achievements, special initiatives, best practices of the District Administration under different schemes especially under Amrit Sarovar and construction of Public Parks, which have been appreciated by the government.
The MP desired one Public Park of similar pattern in each block of the district in order to involve youth in sports and in career oriented paths and take them away from drugs.
The Masoodi reviewed MGNREGA, PMAY, NRLM, NHM, Ayushman Bharat/ JK Sehat Scheme, JSY, JSSK PMGSY, SBM, IDPS, RDSS, JJM, AIBP, PMKSY, ICDS, DILRMP, ICPS, MSK, OSC-W, NFBS, Credit Linkage etc.
Department wise extensive review of Horticulture, Agriculture, Animal and Sheep Husbandry was also taken during the meeting.
While taking stock of Department wise progress, MP stressed upon bettering the performance under these schemes especially under power transmission and distribution schemes, MGNREGA, SBM, PMAY, NRLM, JJM and ICPS.
He stressed for 100 percent source segregation of municipal waste, covering of all villages in scientific waste disposal, Early completion of Solid Waste Management Centre at Aglar, ensuring safe drinking water, 100 percent household water connectivity, arresting of leaf miner disease and need for testing Lab at Shopian, availability of diagnostic equipments and biochemistry analyzers in major health institutions.
Masoodi also sought vacant positions of health and education staff and need for reflection with higher authorities for early provision along with creation of new posts, enrollment status, drop-outs rates, status of migratory schools.
He also asked for making approaches towards Institutional Home for Women in the district, and better facilities to inmates in Children Homes, empowerment of women, children, downtrodden and Tribals besides emphasising upon officers for removal of bottlenecks in the implementation of schemes especially in KPDCL billing system and PMAY.
Universal Coverage of eligible beneficiaries was stressed by the MP.
The DDC informed that work on various developmental projects is going on speedily in the district to facilitate the general public.
The Masoodi appreciated the efforts of officials for making significant improvements in social, economic and development indicators of the district.
Masoodi asked all the officers to remain in touch with the people, pay regular visits and organize camps in all the remote and far-flung areas so that the people can avail maximum benefits of the schemes meant for the welfare of the people. (GNS)