Haq, Chander Parkash inspect IWMP projects

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Mar 9: Minister for Rural Development, Abdul Haq Khan has asked the officers to ensure strict adherence to the timelines set for the projects.
The Minister said this after laying foundation stone of a water storage pond at village Badhori in Samba to be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 9.5 lakh under the Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP). Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash, was also present during the inauguration ceremony besides District Development Commissioner Samba, Sheetal Nanda, Director Rural Development, Ghulam Nabi Balwan and other senior officers.
Later, while chairing a meeting with the officers of Rural Development Department, the Minster directed the Deputy Commissioner to monitor the ongoing works and ensure their quality. He emphasized on creating durable assets for sustainable development and enjoined upon the Panchayat representatives to extend their support in implementing the projects and also to keep a close vigil on the execution of the projects.
Mr. Khan called for plugging the loopholes in the system and strengthening the service delivery mechanism making the system less cumbersome and more people friendly.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash said that Government is committed towards ensuring holistic development of the State and innovative measures will be taken to fast track developmental initiatives.
Later, the Minister for Rural Development, Abdul Haq Khan also inspected various ongoing projects in Block Barnoti in Kathua. He also paid a surprise visit to BDO office Hiranagar.
The Minister also chaired a meeting with officers at Kathua wherein, District Development Commissioner Kathua Shahid Iqbal Choudhary gave a resume of the various developmental activities undertaken in the district and presented a detailed work report on MGNREGA.

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