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Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura Wednesday took a comprehensive review of developmental projects being executed under different sectors in district Budgam.

The Minister also took stock of measures taken by the district administration as part of winter preparedness.

The Minister reviewed the works related to PHE, PDD, R&B, PMGSY, I&FC, Health, Rural Development, FCS&CA, SFC, Agriculture and Horticulture sectors.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister appreciated the role of district administration, especially PDD, R&B, Health and FCS&CA departments for putting in their best efforts to provide services to the people.

He stressed upon concerned especially, engineering wings, to redouble their efforts for achieving the physical and financial targets and to implement contingency plan prepared for works to be executed in double shifts to ensure that people do not face any inconvenience in the coming winters.

The Minister directed the R&B authorities to expedite the road upgradation works in view of little working season left. The PDD authorities were directed to minimize the unscheduled power cuts and ensure that damaged transformers are repaired in time to avoid inconvenience to the people during winters.

The Minister directed for timely completion of various schemes already discussed in the board meetings especially under PHE sector. He urged upon the Sate Forest Corporation (SFC) authorities to provide adequate timber supply to the people so that no illegal felling of trees or smuggling of timber takes place. He further directed the Rural Development Department to release wages under MGNREGA in time.

The Minister also took a comprehensive review of works taken up by Yousmarg Development and Doodhpatri Development Authorities. The Minister underlined the need for implementation of the developmental plan of tourist villages on war footing.

Taking stock of arrangements put in place for winters, the Minster was informed that FCS&CA has already dumped advance 3 month ration in snow bound areas. The minister directed them to ensure that rate list is displayed at prominent places at all ration depots. Further, the Minster was also informed that plan for snow clearance has already been formulated by the district administration and men and machinery has been put on ready mode to face any exigency.

He directed the officers to work with utmost zeal and in unison so that set targets are achieved on time.

MLC, Saif-ud-Din Bhat was also present in the meeting and projected various issues of public importance.

Earlier, the District Development Commissioner Budgam, Mir Altaf Ahmad briefed the meeting that up to ending November, 2016, out of the available funds, 71 percent stand expended.

SSP Budgam, and other district and sectoral officers also attended the meeting.


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