Advisor reviews developmental scenario, implementation of schemes in Udhampur

Advisor K Vijay Kumar chairing a meeting at Udhampur on Friday.
Advisor K Vijay Kumar chairing a meeting at Udhampur on Friday.

Excelsior Correspondent
UDHAMPUR, Sept 21: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today visited Udhampur to review the progress of major developmental projects and implementation of flagship schemes in the district. The Advisor convened a meeting with the district officers of various departments to review the project-wise status of all ongoing developmental projects.
Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma, IGP Jammu Dr. S D Singh, DDC Udhampur Ravinder Kumar, DIG Udhampur Reasi Range Bhim Sen Tuti, SSP Udhampur Rayees Mohammed Bhat, ADDC Arvind Sharma, ADC Gurvinderjeet Singh, CPO Rajeev Bhushan, ACR Sonu Pargal, ACD Noor Alam besides other senior officers were present in the meeting.
DDC Udhampur gave a detailed presentation and highlighted sector-wise progress of major projects and key flagship schemes of different sectors like PDD, Health, Forest, Sports, Education and Agriculture taken up in the district.
K Vijay Kumar while reviewing the status of the projects held detailed discussions with the concerned officers and asked for close monitoring of the works for their timely completion.
While discussing the functioning of Health Department, the Advisor said that doctors and paramedics will be recruited shortly and shortage of staff will be resolved soon. He asked the Health Department to work with dedication towards ensuring better health care facilities to the people in the district.
He directed to furnish the details of physical and financial status including requirement of additional funds to his office so that funds can be arranged for their early completion. The projects should not be delayed just because of non-availability of funds and once completed must be dedicated to people for their use.
DDC informed the meeting that 05 play grounds have been completed last year while as 85 play grounds are proposed for this year. For completion of works at Subash Stadium, Kumar directed Executive Engineer PWD to get architectural design approved from CBRI Rurkee within a week time.
Kumar also directed him to follow up the matter with the concerned quarters for demand of funds required for completion of Chenani-Champari motorable bridge and to submit a status report within 3 days positively.
Regarding Solid Waste Management Plant at Mand, the Advisor directed the concerned officer for early auction of the trees falling in the alignment of approach road so that cutting of trees could be ensured at the earliest. He asked the DFO to follow up the matter with Director Social Forestry and submit status report of the same.
The Advisor appreciated the efforts of district administration for effective implementation of various centrally sponsored schemes in different sectors.
He asked the officers for proper and judicious utilization of funds by ensuring time bound completion of development works and flagship schemes. He asked the DDC to hold review meetings on regular basis to assess the progress of different schemes being executed for the welfare of people.
During the visit, Legislators Pawan Kumar Gupta and Dina Nath Bhagat also met the Advisor and projected demands of their respective constituencies. The Advisor assured the MLAs for early resolution of their genuine demands.
Later, the Advisor met around 10 public delegations of different areas includes Panchari, Moungri, Latti, Chenani, Ramnagar, Udhampur, Dudu, Basantgarh, Sudh Mahdev, Mantalai who apprised the Advisor of their concerns and demands.
K Vijay Kumar gave a patient hearing to the issues raised by the delegations and assured them that their demands will be resolved on priority basis.