Farooq Abdullah reviews developmental scenario, implementation of schemes in Ganderbal
Ganderbal, Oct 22 (KNO): The Member of Parliament (MP), Srinagar LokSabha constituency, Dr. Farooq Abdullah Thursday visited Ganderbal to take detailed review of major developmental projects and implementation of flagship schemes in the district.
During the visit, the MP chaired a meeting of concerned officers to review the developmental scenario in the district.
On the occasion, District Development Commissioner (DDC) Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal briefed the MP through a powerpoint presentation about the detailed status of the ongoing developmental projects besides achievements made under various beneficiary oriented schemes in the district.
The DDC presented physical and financial progress of ongoing developmental projects besides progress on key flagship schemes of different sectors including R&B, RDD, PHE, PDD, Health, Labour, Education, FCS&CA, Social Welfare, Horticulture, Agriculture and allied wings.
While briefing the MP on district profile, the DDC informed him that 83.40 percent expenditure is achieved under CAPEX 2020-21.
The MP also reviewed the status of Languishing projects and was informed that 73 projects were taken under the Languishing Scheme and 14 prestigious projects are completed besides work on other projects is in full swing.
The DDC briefed the MP about the status of works approved under B2V1 and informed that 851 demands were raised out of which 137 urgent demands with financial involvement of Rs 8.36 crore were taken up and 95 works are completed till date.
While reviewing the development progress on Central University, the MP stressed upon the concerned to take all necessary measures and complete the construction works so that the establishment of Central University of Kashmir (CUK) is ensured in a stipulated time frame.
He said CUK is a mega and important project as thousands of students from Jammu and Kashmir and other parts of the country will be pursuing their higher education in it besides it will also provide employment to the common people.
The MP also reviewed the status of the Agriculture department and its allied wings and urged the concerned district officers to take all necessary measures for the revival of the Agriculture sector in the district as most of the population of the district depend on agriculture for their livelihood.
He also reviewed the status of grape cultivation at Repora and asked the District Horticulture Officer to check modalities for its expansion to other areas of the district so that overall socio-economic upliftment of orchardists is ensured.
The MP sought cooperation of all district officers for completion of prestigious projects on time and instructed the concerned to remove all the bottle-necks so that sustainable development of the district is ensured.
Among others, the meeting was attended by SSP Ganderbal, Khalil Poswal, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Sub Divisional Magistrate Kangan, Chief Planning Officer, and Superintending Engineers of various engineering wings besides district officers—(KNO)