Jammu region records 72 pc spending in various sectors
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Jammu, Feb 9: Minister for Planning, Labour and Employment, Ajay Kumar Sadhotra has called for expediting work on various developmental projects in Jammu and Kashmir with focus on achieving 100 per cent physical and financial targets set for the current fiscal.
Reviewing achievements registered in various districts under current annual plan at a high level meeting of District Development Commissioners of the Jammu region here, the Minister stressed the need for completing the projects within stipulated timeframe and avoiding spill over of works delaying the benefits to the targeted population, an official statement said.
He noted with satisfaction that 72 per cent spending has been recorded in various sectors and urged DDCs to evolve a mechanism of closely monitoring for expeditious implementation of various schemes and programmes.
He also underscored the need for maintaining high quality standards at all costs and referred to the third party monitoring mechanism, introduced by the Government on the initiative of the Chief Minister.
While stressing the need for further improving infrastructure, especially in the priority sectors of health, education, power, roads, irrigation and public health engineering segments, the Minister laid thrust on ensuring basic amenities to the people including those living in remote and far-off areas.
Sadhotra took a detailed review on the progress achieved on decisions taken during the District Development Board meetings chaired by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and sought scheme-wise status of the projects and welfare schemes.
The review covered the implementation of decisions taken during the financial years 2009-10 till date.
He called for close coordination between various departments and executing agencies for achieving optimum results during the limited remaining period of the current financial year.
He also reviewed performance of various departmentsó district-wise and sector-wise, and asked the DDCs to settle inter-departmental issues of land acquisition and release of clearances etcetera on priority.
He also had an exhaustive review of the schemes taken under RAMSA, NABARD and other centrally sponsored programmes.
Addressing the officers, the Minister spelled out the developmental priorities of the Omar Abdullah led coalition government and asked the field agencies to translate his vision of equitable development of all the regions and their sub-regions with a sense of commitment and dedication.
ďNo initiative will succeed unless the government agencies work with a missionary spirit and the people extend their cooperationĒ, he said, and hoped that all limbs of administration together with the people of the state will work for faster development of Jammu and Kashmir.
Earlier, Principal Secretary Planning and Development, B R Sharma gave an overview of the progress achieved in various sectors of development, and under various centrally sponsored schemes.
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