Improve performance, show visible change on ground: Veeri to RDD officers

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, May 15: Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Abdul Rehman Veeri today said that various project and programme being implemented by Rural Development Department in the State needs to be executed efficiently so that benefits reach the common masses.
He said that every officer associated with RDD is responsible and accountable for the task assigned to them and are supposed to bring positive change on the ground by putting in their dedicated efforts.
The Minister was speaking while chairing a meeting to review the progress under schemes of National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) including UMEED and Himayat. The meeting also discussed the performance under Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) in Kashmir division.
Secretary RDD Sheetal Nanda, Chief Executive Officer IWMP Farooq Ahmad, Mission Director JKSRLM Javed Bakshi, Chief Operating Officer Himayat Kapil Sharma, Assistant Mission Directors JKSRLM, Programme Officers IWMP of Kashmir Division and other concerned officers of Rural Development Department attended the meeting.
Veeri while discussing the implementation of UMEED project asked for making it visible on ground by achieving given targets and to provide proper publicity for making people aware of its benefits.
He also sought the details of activities being carried out in the villages by the SHGs and block wise performance report. It was told that Rs 111 crore has been provided to the SHGs formed in the state as financial assistance.
Regarding progress under Himayat programme, Chief Operating Officer Himayat apprised the meeting about the target approved by MoRD for three years (2016-19) and achievements made in this regard so far. He said that 7 Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) have been sanctioned by JKSRLM and 1st installment has been released to them as per the guidelines of DDU-GKY, MoRDGoI.
While asking for strict monitoring of this ambitious programme, the Minister directed for removing working difficulties and making it a successful programme by skilling the youth for getting employment.
Veeri asked for recruiting staff at district level for its effective implementation. “Desired results only be achieved if we dedicate ourselves for implementation of this programme on ground followed by positive results”, he added.
The meeting also reviewed the performance under IWMP in Kashmir division and discussed the road map to complete the projects and utilize the funds allocated by GoI.
Veeri directed for preparing block wise Action Plan for the current year and said that this exercise will ensure the performance in right direction.
“There is a need to streamline the IWMP and to activate the team for better results, the Minister said, adding that monitoring at grass root level will surely make a difference and ensure its successful implementation”.
Veeri also interacted with the Programme Officers IWMP and sought details of funding and projects district wise. He asked the officers to show their performance with available resources and prioritize the projects accordingly.
He asked for completing the earlier sanctioned projects and to send proposal for the new projects as per the need of the area.


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