Srinagar, April 30
An amount of Rs 4 crore has been utilised to develop health sector during last fiscal year in the frontier Kashmir district of Kupwara. Officials said that Rs 4 crore have been utilized on execution of 64 health institutions in the year 2016-17, of which work on almost 50 per cent of buildings has been completed and the remaining are in different stages of completion.
They said work on Sub District Hospital (SDH) Zachaldara building would be completed within next ten days, adding Rs 30 lakh were utilised on fencing work at SDH Kupwara.
Giving details about the progress of works under Forest, Social Forestry, Soil and Water Conservation sectors, he said that 47 hectares of forest land has been brought under 53000 saplings planted during a recent drive. Besides, they said 61 hectares of land was fenced to ensure protection of 2.34 lakh plants raised under Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority. They further said that 17 nurseries on modern lines have been raised at identified places in the district.
Meanwhile, the District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kupwara 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.