SAMBA, Nov 8: Minister for Rural Development Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice Abdul Haq today visited Samba district to inspect various works taken up under different schemes of the Rural Development Department.
The minister was accompanied by Chief Executive Officer IWMP Farooq Ahmad Rather, Director RDD RK Bhatt, Programme Officer IWMP Dr Sunil Sharma, BDO Bari Brahmana and BDO Vijaypur.
While inspecting various ongoing projects, the minister directed the officials to complete the works well in time and maintain high standard of quality during the construction work. He said an asset created by the department should sustain for a longer duration and hence quality should be maintained.
He said whatever the work may be, the officers and field staff should work religiously and maintain high standards of work so that the future generations remember our contribution. He said it is the duty of this generation to conserve natural resources including water so that our next generation doesn’t suffer owing to our wrong doings.
He said under IWMP the department has institutionalized the efforts to conserve water and soil resource and stated that it is duty of every individual to conserve these resources for our own benefit and for the benefit of next generation.
At block Bari Brahmana, the minister inspected the works on a pond being constructed under IWMP at an estimated cost of Rs 8.50 lakh. He interacted with the officers and locals to get feedback regarding the quality of work.
Later, the minister inspected the renovation work of ponds at Bari Khad, Badori and Nawa Panchayats in Bari Brahmana block.
At Salmeri Panchayat in Vijaypora block, the minister also inspected construction work of a passenger shed being constructed under MGNREGA and 14th FC at the cost of Rs 2.50 lakhs.