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CS reviews district-wise development under various programmes

Last Updated on November 3, 2021 at 4:09 pm

In order to view the achievement and progress made under district development plans and various other government programs and schemes, a high level meeting was chaired by Chief Secretary Dr Arun Kumar Mehta on Tuesday with the district administrations.

The meeting was attended by Administrative Secretaries of departments of Home, Housing & Urban Development, Power Development, Public Works (R&B), Youth Services & Sports, Transport, Forest, Ecology & Environment, Revenue, Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, and Disaster Management, Relief, Reconstruction & Rehabilitation, besides Divisional Commissioners of Kashmir/Jammu, Deputy Commissioners of all districts and concerned HoDs.

Though many districts have shown some progress there are some who have not achieved the desired target. CS directed the Divisional Commissioners to conduct review regularly and work should be done well in time.

While the performance of Shopian district in allotting 99 per cent of identified works was appreciated, the lagging districts with less than 50 per cent allocated works were directed to speed up and expedite the tendering process.

Also, the prevailing market rates of various minor minerals across all districts were checked by CS and he directed the Divisional Commissioners to keep an eye on the prices towards ensuring availability of construction material at reasonable rates throughout the Union Territory. 

Similarly, the district administrations were directed to activate the ‘Commodity Price Monitoring Mechanism’ for ensuring sale of essential commodities at notified rates and were directed to regularly undertake market inspections and product quality assessments.

It was informed that the recent heavy rainfall/snowfall has been declared as a natural calamity and funds for providing relief to the victims have been released to the districts. As such, the divisional and district administrations were asked to ensure immediate disbursement of the relief amount.

The Chief Secretary further asked the Housing & Urban Development Department and Rural Development Department to expedite formulation of Ward/ Village Level Sanitation Plans with a special focus on scientific waste segregation and disposal.