Zulfkar reviews developmental scenario, implementation of NAFSA

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumers Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today took a detailed review of the implementation of developmental schemes in the border district Poonch and Mendhar tehsil.
The main focus of meeting was to further streamline the implementation of various developmental schemes and discuss the pace of distribution of food grains under NAFSA, MMSFES and PMUY in the district.
Underlining the importance of effective mechanism for implementation of schemes and projects, he said the government is committed to inclusive and equitable development of all the region of the state particularly rural districts like Poonch. He said Poonch deserves to be developed as ‘gateway’ of the state, country as well as for the central Asia adding this was the dream of late Mufti Mohammad Sayed.
He said the contribution of Mufti Sahab towards changing the developmental scenario of Peer Panchal would be remembered for long time to come.
While discussing overall status of various development schemes in the district, he was informed that under the budget allocation of Rs 1.78 crore Rs 55 cr have been released so far of which Rs 43 cr. have been spent which is seventy eight percent of total available funds.
While apprising the Minister about the status of major projects taken up in the district, the District Development Commissioner Poonch Mohammad Harun Malik said that additional funds are required to accelerate the work on Mini Secretariat building at Mendhar and Phagla – Mandi road. The meeting also discussed the damages caused to Mini secretariat building in Poonch and restoration of 132 KV grid lines.
The Minister said that a meeting would be convened in Jammu soon for resolving the important issues of the district on priority basis.
He directed the concerned officers to prepare detailed reports and submit the same so that the projects of utmost importance can be completed for the betterment of the common masses.
The Minister also reviewed constituency wise distribution of food grains under NAFSA, MMSFES besides implementation of PMUY. He also took stock of allocation of foods and stock position in the different constituency of the district.
While reviewing implementation of NAFSA, MMSFES and PMUY, the Minister set November 2016 as
deadline for covering all the registered beneficiaries.
The Minister also expressed concern over the plight of locals due to heavy shelling along LOC.

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