The District Development Board Doda which met here today under the chairmanship of Minister for Social Welfare, ARI and Trainings, Sajad Gani Lone gave nod to annual CAPEX budget of Rs 167.71 crore for Doda district.
Chairperson, J&K State Social Welfare Board Prof Nirmal Gupta, Vice-Chairman, Advisory Board for Development of Scheduled Castes, Bhushan Lal Dogra, Legislatures G.M. Saroori, Shakti Raj Parihar, Dalip Singh Parihar, Neelam Kumar Langeh, Sham Lal Bhagat, Naresh Kumar Gupta, DDC Doda Bhupinder Kumar, besides HODs , District and sectoral officers attended the meeting. Lone took a comprehensive review of physical and financial achievements registered under last year district plan.
He stressed on proper planning and effective implementation of the schemes for obtaining desirable results on the ground. Calling for area specific planning, he asked the concerned departments to focus on need based development with the involvement of local representatives. “The departments should keep in view the topography of the mountainous district while formulating development plans,” he said and stressed on improvement of basic amenities like drinking water, electricity, health care facilities, road connectivity and education facilities in the remote and hilly areas.
Stressing on the judicious use of resources, the Minister impressed upon the officers to put their sincere and dedicated efforts for proper utilization of the funds allocated under various schemes. He also directed HODs to conduct frequent field visits to monitor the quality and pace of developmental works.
The Minister also asked the Deputy Commissioner to hold regular meetings to assess the implementation of the developmental and welfare schemes adding that the officers concerned will be made accountable for their work.
He said the provision of basic amenities in the rural people has been given first priority by the government.
Listing the measures being taken by the government to improve health facilities, the chairman said besides ensuring adequate medical staff, the district hospitals would be equipped with latest and modern equipments. The Minister also directed the Deputy Commissioner to take steps to remove bottlenecks for smooth and hassle free traffic. He also called for expediting forest clearance, land acquisition and disbursement of compensation to avoid delays in construction work.