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Budget Session 2018-19
Members call for reanimating reformative measures to strengthen RDD
GJ Report
JAMMU, JAN 23: Several members took part in the discussion on working of Rural Development department in the Legislative Council today.
The members while taking part in the discussion appreciated the government programmes and schemes introduced for benefits to people by rural development. Besides, the members also suggested some reformative measures for effective functioning of the department.
Initiating the discussion, Firdous Ahmad Tak, praised RDD for its efforts and said that it has infused new blood in the working of the department during last three years by involving rural populace in the development works, which is a breakthrough in itself.
He said that the department has done commendable job in creating rural connectivity in remotest areas of the state including Marwah, Dachan, Paddar and Wadwan of Chenab valley.
He also suggested that money earmarked for MGNREGA schemes should be utilized in an effective manner so that maximum populace gets benefitted in equitable way.
Vibodh Gupta while complementing for the efforts of the department for the development of rural areas during last three years, said that the result is visible on ground and termed it a silent revolution. He demanded that employees working in MGNREGA schemes should either be regularized or their remuneration shall be hiked. He further suggested that government should fill up the BDOs vacancies on fast track basis.
Surinder Choudhary appreciated the working of RD department and said RDD has undertaken all the works in a transparent manner and have ensured the development of rural areas through proper utilization of funds and schemes.
He said that the funds provided under BADP should also be utilized for the development of border areas in a proper manner. Besides, suggested for strengthening Panchayats at grass root level.
Pardeep Sharma while terming RDD as vital agency for the development for rural areas said that the department has achieved milestone in the developmental process of rural areas during last three years.
He said that posts of BDOs to be filled up on fast track basis so that more people get benefitted and issues to be redressed in a stipulated manner. He stressed for a fresh survey under IAY scheme so that deserving families be included in the list. He also demanded for construction of community bathrooms in Poonch city.
Ramesh Arora sought attention of the department towards development of border areas in the state. He demanded that due payments of labors to be released in time to lessen their miseries. He also said that department should establish a website to redress grievance of the people.
He also stressed to adopt new technologies in rural areas for effective monitoring of RDD works.
Zaffar Iqbal Manhas said that because of the efforts of the department, development is seen on the ground. He said that it is worth to mention that department has seen a breakthrough in developmental process of rural areas..
He stressed for judicious use of funds under IWMP in the Shopian district and demanded fencing of community centre at Shadab Kareewa, Shopian.
Yasir Reshi complemented the present dispensation and said that the department has revolutionized the rural areas through its people friendly and holistic approach. He also suggested for augmenting power supply system and creation of more durable assets in the state.
Charanjeet Singh while taking part in the discussion said that the department has done a commendable job which needs to be carried forward ahead. He said that all the schemes/programmes need to be taken to the people so that they can avail benefits out of them.
He also suggested for creation of biogas units in rural areas.
Sofi Yousuf complemented the department for bringing reforms and reshaping the far flung areas.
Yashpal Sharma said that it is for the first time that the people have seen the proper utilization of funds and schemes and creation of various durable assets on the ground especially in the rural areas.
Saif-ud-din Bhat appreciated the department for the steps taken for streamlining the functioning of department and bringing transparency in the functioning.
Ashok Khajuria while complementing the department said that 70 % of the state populace is associated with this department whose economy and development is dependent on its performance. He suggested for bringing developmental change in the rural area. Khursheed Alam suggested more facilities for rural people and said that department must review the facilities provided at already declared model village and to take appropriate action in this regard. He stressed for proper sanitation in rural areas and engagement of man force for smooth functioning of the department.
DC reviews R-Day arrangements
GJ Report
BUDGAM, JAN 23: Deputy Commissioner, Mohammad Harun Malik, today chaired a meeting to review arrangements for the upcoming Republic Day celebration.
Among others, the meeting was attended by SSP, ADC and other concerned officers. It was given out that seven contingents of belt services including JKP, JKAP, CRPF, FPF, NCC Senior and Junior cadets, Home Guards and 12 contingents of school students shall participate in the march past. The meeting also held threadbare discussion on arrangements like security in and outside the venue, culture programmes, transport, sanitation, power supply, Medicare facilities, seating arrangements, march-past, band contingents, public address system, fire fighting measures, heating arrangements, water supply, refreshments for students, and distribution of invitation cards. The DC directed the officials to maintain cleanliness in and around the main venue, besides asking the concerned to ensure better parking facility. He stressed on close coordination among the concerned departments for smooth conduct of the Republic Day celebration.
DC releases District Statistical Handbook 2016-17
GJ Report
BANDIPORA, JAN 23: District Development Commissioner, Bandipora Sajjad Hussain released ‘District Statistical Handbook for the year 2016-17’ at a function organized by District Statistics & Evaluation Office, Bandipora, here today.
The DDC also released two other books titled ‘Village Amenity of District Bandipora’ and ‘District Profile Bandipora’ at the function. Speaking on the occasion, the DDC said that these books are of great importance for users as it contains the basic updated data regarding multi-faceted developmental profile of the district, including achievements and activities of various departments like Education, Health, Social Welfare, Agriculture, Animal /Sheep Husbandry, Industries, Labour, Food Supplies, Handicrafts/Handloom and Engineering sector.