Implement DDB decisions in letter & spirit: Sakina

Excelsior Correspondent

Minister for Social Welfare, Sakina Itoo chairing DDB meeting at Pulwama on Thursday.
Minister for Social Welfare, Sakina Itoo chairing DDB meeting at Pulwama on Thursday.

PULWAMA, Aug 21: The District Development Board (DDB) meeting today approved Annual Plan outlay of over Rs. 80.30 crore for District Pulwama for the current financial year. This includes Rs 29.35 crore as revenue and Rs 50.95 crore as capital component.
The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Minister for Social Welfare, ARI Trainings and Public Grievances Sakina Itoo.
The meeting reviewed the action taken on the decisions of the board meeting held last year and discussed in detail the fiscal and financial targets proposed for current financial year.
Addressing the meeting, the Minister asked the district administration to put in every effort in realizing the expenditure envisaged in annual plans to ensure maximum benefits to the people, saying that expenditure in proper and transparent manner and completion of works in stipulated time frame should be hallmark of the developing policy.
Ms Sakina called upon the officers that the Board decision should be implemented in letter and spirit. She directed the concerned officers for developing the Pulwama town as a model town and necessary steps should be taken for beautification of Pulwama town.
Under R&B sector, Rs 11.80 crore have been proposed for expansion and construction of new roads, the schemes would be completed during the current financial year and 18 kms proposed for black-topping.
Under MGNREGA schemes 3599 works proposed to be taken to generate 7.51 lakh man-days while under IAY scheme 1278 new houses would be constructed during current fiscal.
Under Pardhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY), 9 road projects have been targeted at an estimated cost of Rs. 94.78 lakh and under PHE sector, 5 water supply schemes at an estimated cost of Rs 8.30 crore are proposed to be completed during current fiscal.
Earlier, District Development Commissioner Pulwama Sajad Ahmad Khan gave power-point presentation of previous year’s achievements and informed that Rs 65.61 crore have been utilized on various development schemes in the district during last fiscal year.
Members of Parliament Mehbooba Mufti, Ghulam Nabi Ratanpuri, Legislators, Syed Bashir Ahmad, Khaleel Bandh, Mushtaq Ahmad Shah, MLC, Bashir Ahmad Magray besides all Head of Departments and officers of the district administration were present in the meeting.

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