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Rs 72.81 cr approved as plan for Ganderbal district

Rs 72.81 cr approved as plan for Ganderbal district


Srinagar, June 18: Reiterating Government’s commitment to make Ganderbal one of the model districts of the State, the Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Ali Muhammad Sagar has said that several measures would be under taken for ensuring its face lift at the earliest.
 The Minister was speaking while chairing the annual district development Board meeting of Ganderbal District at Manasbal, Ganderbal today. The Minister for Forests, Mian Altaf Ahmad, Vice Chairman of Pahari Development Board, Mushtaq Ahmad Bukhari, MLCs, Sheikh Ghulam Rasool, Ali Muhammad Bhat, District Development Commissioner, Showkat Ahmad Mir, Heads of various departments and Executing agencies were also present on the occasion.
 The Board approved an amount of Rs 72.81 crore for the district Ganderbal as annual plan for the year 2012-13 out of which Rs 55.30 crore is the capital component and Rs 17.50 crore as revenue.
 Sagar asked the officers to speed up the pace of work on the proposed Central University being constructed in the district, maintaining it would go a long way in bringing Ganderbal on the educational map of the country. He said that the land should also be acquired for undertaking construction of housing colonies on modern pattern having all the basic amenities.
 The Minister also directed the officers to actively pursue the proposal of two laning of the road from Zakoora to Waayal which would go a long way in easing out the traffic on this vital highway. He said that the comprehensive proposal should also be made for a face-lifting of this important town on modern basis.
 The meeting was told that an expenditure of Rs. 80.78 crores was recorded during the last year against available outlay of Rs. 80.78 crore. Under R&B sector 100% expenditure was made by utilizing Rs. 15.04 crore and completing 7 schemes, black topping of 20.15 kms and upgradation of 70.48 kms.
 Similarly, under PHE 1.6 crore were utilized and 1 scheme with in estimated cost of Rs. 1.45 crore was completed benefitting 5979 souls of 6 habitations. Two schemes have been completed during the year under irrigation sector within estimated cost of Rs. 9.76 crore. The meeting was also informed that 15.76 lakh mandays were generated under MGNREGA and 2102 new and ongoing works were completed for which an amount of Rs. 33.03 crores was utilized as State and Central share. Under IAY 1207 works were taken out of which 700 dwelling units were completed.
 It was also given out that 8 new Primary Schools were opened, 3 upgraded under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and 4 middle schools were upgraded to the level of high school under Rashtriya Madmik Shaksharta Abhiyan (RMSA).
 Under health sector 3 new schemes, PHCs, at Kulan, Hariganwan and Gutlibagh are under construction out of which two are targeted to be completed during the current fiscal.
 The Minister for Forest, Mian Altaf also spoke on the occasion and projected the demands of his constituency.
 Mushtaq Bukhari, Sheikh Ghulam Rasool and Ali Muhammad Bhat also deliberated and projected their views and demands.

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