Advisor Baseer Khan inspects several RDD developmental projects in Baramulla

Advisor to LG, Baseer Khan inspecting developmental projects undertaken in RDD sector in Baramulla on Monday.

BARAMULLA: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Khan visited Baramulla district here on Monday and inspected several ongoing developmental projects undertaken in RDD sector while taking review over the pace and position of these works.
The visit was aimed to ensure that the developmental works are not affected due to Covid-19 lockdown.
District Development Commissioner, Dr GN Itoo, Director RDD Kashmir Qazi Sarwar and other concerned officers were present.
Baseer Khan inspected various ongoing developmental works undertaken in Pattan, Sangrama, Sopore and at other places during which he was briefed by Director RDD about their status.
Director RDD informed the Advisor that about 847 works have been taken under MGNREGA, Convergence and 14th FC among which about 145 works have been completed.
Director further said that gradual restoration of labour intensive projects especially those under MGNREGA proved very beneficial in providing employment to the labour class.
He said that all the Covid-19 related advisories which includes maintaining social distancing and wearing safety gears at working/project sites are being fully complied with.
Advisor Baseer Khan said that several measures have been taken by the administration which is aimed at socio-economic welfare of the people especially during the present circumstances.
He said that all possibilities are being explored in both urban as well as rural areas; moreover, he directed to ramp up the pace of work so that the target is achieved within stipulated timeframe.
Appreciating the role of district administration in combating Ccovid-19 pandemic, Baseer Khan exhorted upon to accelerate action in fighting Coronavirus and directed to involve various stakeholders in this battle as they have a prominent role at the grass root level.
DDC Itoo enlisted various efforts taken in this regard on the part of district administration and informed that about 6 lakh face masks were distributed in rural areas as a move to minimize the risk of Coronavirus infection.
He further added that administration has utilized the services of PRIs, NGOs, civil society members among other stakeholders of the society.