Div Com reviews progress of hydroelectric power projects in Kishtwar

Div Com Jammu, Dr M K Bhandari chairing a meeting at Jammu on Monday.
Div Com Jammu, Dr M K Bhandari chairing a meeting at Jammu on Monday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Aug 21: Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Dr. Mandeep Kumar Bhandari today reviewed the status of work on upcoming hydroelectric power projects in Kishtwar district  including Pakal Dul, Kiru and Kwar.
The meeting was attended by General Manager, Chenab Valley Power Projects P B Jain, GM, HOP (Kwar) Virender Raina and Chief Engineer HOP (Kiru) Virender Salman, while Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar Ghulam Nabi Balwan, ADC, Kishori Lal and other senior officers participated   through video conferencing.
The Divisional Commissioner directed the DC, Kishtwar to take immediate steps for removing the bottlenecks in the execution of projects including land acquisition, disbursement of compensation to land owners and construction of approach roads.
The Deputy Commissioner informed that the list of cases for land compensation has been sent to Tehsildar for verification and after that the process of disbursement would be started. He further said that work would be expedited to complete the projects within stipulated time frame.
Meanwhile, Divisional Commissioner chaired a high level meeting to review the physical and financial achievements registered by the implementing agencies including Jammu Municipal Corporation, Housing Board and Urban local Bodies under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
The Div Com took stock of district wise status report of ongoing works and directed the concerned authorities to personally monitor the verification process to ensure that no eligible beneficiary was left out.
He directed the concerned officials to speed up the pace of the working and instructed them to submit a comprehensive ground status report to his office regularly.
Estimated cost of construction for per dwelling unit was also discussed in the meeting.
The meeting was attended by Commissioner JMC M Raju , Managing Director J&K Housing Board Dr Manmohan Singh, ADDC Jammu Anuradha Gupta ,Director ULB Sushma Chauhan , Vice Chairman JDA R.K Sharma besides senior functionaries of various departments.

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