Srinagar, April 29
The District Development Commissioner Kupwara today convened a meeting of officers and engineers of different Departments to review the overall developmental scenario and status of ongoing works under various sectors in the district.
The meeting was told that Rs. 4 crore have been utilized on execution of 64 health institutions in the year 2016-17, of which work on almost 50 percent of buildings has been completed and the remaining are in different stages of completion, while as work on SDH Zachaldara building would be completed within next ten days. It was also said that Rs. 30 lakh were utilized on fencing work at SDH Kupwara
While reviewing progress of works under Forest, Social Forestry, Soil and Water Conservation sectors, it was informed that 47 hectares of forest land has been brought under 53000 saplings planted during a recent drive, besides 61 hectares of land was fenced to ensure protection of 2.34 lakh plants raised under Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority. The meeting was further told that 17 nurseries on modern lines have been raised at identified places in the district. The meeting also discussed several issues and problems regarding the forest land disputes with PMGSY, IFC, Army, BEACON and other Departments. On the occasion, the DDC impressed the concerned sectoral heads and executing agencies to complete all the ongoing works within stipulated time so that people can avail the benefits of these schemes. He also stressed the officers to work with diligence and added zeal for the convenience of the people.