SRINAGAR, OCT 21: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, and Information, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today chaired a meeting here at SKICC to review progress on various decisions taken during last District Development Board Kupwara meeting.
The meeting resolved to pursue timely funding for various projects for infrastructural up-gradation, capacity building and beautification works in the district for their time bound completion. The meeting was informed that out of total approved R 21924.79 lakh outlay for current fiscal as many as s 6158.32 lakh have been spent so far on various developmental projects. Giving the break up about the expenditures incurred under various sectors, it was revealed that under rural developmental sector by September this year 3741.91 lakh were spent against total of s 7078 lakh under MGNREGA (SGRY) scheme, while under IAY (PMAY) out of approved s 1419.81 lakh as many as s 705.50 lakh have been spent, so far. Likewise, under Irrigation and PHE under minor irrigation s 222.15 lakh have been spent out of approved s 1309.86 lakh.
The meeting informed that out of 36 decisions taken in the previous meeting held in March this year, 21 were implemented and the rest are nearing their completion.
Expressing his contentment over the work carried out so far, Zulfkar Ali said most of the decisions taken in last Board meeting have been implemented. He said the present dispensation is committed to its resolve of addressing the issues pertaining to people living in remote areas. The Minister said that decisions taken by the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti during her recent visit to the area assured complete support from her office to ensure that work on all the developmental projects goes on unabated and gets completed in time bound manner. He impressed upon the concerned officers to ensure that the commitments made by the CM should be fulfilled without any ado.