CS for concerted efforts to transform beleaguered developmental landscape

Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam chairing a meeting on Friday.
Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam chairing a meeting on Friday.

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Nov 30: Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam today said the Government will put in place an appropriate mechanism to regularly monitor progress on execution of languishing and new projects to be funded by Jammu and Kashmir Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation (JKIDFC).
“We shall have to jointly work with fresh commitment and a sense of urgency to transform the State’s beleaguered developmental landscape so that perceptible change gets reflected on the ground,” Chief Secretary said while chairing amarathon meeting at the Winter Secretariat here to review the status of languishing and new developmental projects in Baramulla, Bandipora and Kupwara districts to be taken up for funding through JKIDFC.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer A Khan, Deputy Commissioners of Baramulla, Bandipora and Kupwara districts, Provincial Heads of the departments of Education, Agriculture, Industries, R&B, PHE, I&FC, Health, CEO JKIDFC, and other senior officers attended the meeting.
Chief Secretary stressed on the district administrations to prioritize such new and languishing projects which can be completed within a short span of time, thereby addressing the pressing requirements of the population particularly those living in the remotest areas.
“Better coordination among Divisional Administrations, District Administrations and Engineering Departments is imperative to assess the urgent developmental requirements in each district and preparation of proper DPRs for projects without cost overruns,” Chief Secretary said.
He directed the Deputy Commissioners to take up execution of various works concurrently so that the projects are completed within a span of one to two years.
Chief Secretary invited suggestions from Divisional and District administrations on setting up of world-class sports infrastructure in the districts so that youth can be polished into players who can represent the state at the national and international levels, thereby bringing laurels to J&K.
Taking note of the non-availability of building material with various departments, Chief Secretary directed JKPCC to share its resources with other departments so that the developmental works don’t suffer.
Various issues related to PHE and PWD sectors were raised during the meeting. Chief Secretary assured that steps will be taken to address these issues expeditiously.