Omar announces Tourism Dev Authority for Kupwara
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Kupwara, Feb 1: Expressing satisfaction over 72 percent expenditure during current financial year in the district Kupwara, despite the fact that plan funds were received late, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, today asked the district administration to ensure full utilization of funds till ending March.
He said in case any sector saving in any sector, the planning Department may be informed before March 15, so that these funds were distributed for acquisition of land for identified projects.
He advised the district administration to cooperate with NABCAN team, arriving in the State to make assessment of cost, quality and target time of 600 development project taken up under NABARD.
He said the Planning Commission shall be deputing a team to help the state government in utilizing the NABARD funds for quality and timely execution of the projects.
Pointing out that there was tremendous scope for promoting tourism in Kupwara, he announced Tourism Development Authority for the district.
He said Bangus, Lolab and other areas were required to be developed on the pattern of famous tourist destinations of other districts
The Chief Minister, on the basis of feedback received in the Board meeting, took strong exception to the haphazard construction of buildings in the main towns of the district. He announced that Town Planning Department shall immediately prepare town building Master Plan for all district headquarters and towns so that all such constructions were are governed by the provisions of the Master Plan, and added that henceforth no construction should be allowed in violation of such master plans
Omar also announced a committee, to be headed by District Development Commissioner, along with 3 other members to look into complaints under IHSDP and asked Director Local Bodies to disburse cheques to the genuine persons whose cases were pending
He said it has come to his notice that liabilities of previous years, under various sectors, have not been paid yet. He said that after the verification of such liabilities, the necessary steps should be taken for their clearance under rules so that there remain no pending claims for the next financial Year.
The Chief Minister said that highest priority should be given by the District Administration to improve Power transmission infrastructure in the District.
He directed concerned Superintendent Engineer of PDD to conduct two day tour of each constituency of the District, with the concerned MLA, to identify all such areas where power transmission lines are required to be laid and polls and transformers are yet to be installed. The DDC was asked to submit a detailed report about the power distribution system in the district and funds required for the improvement of the same, so that people do not face any inconvenience on this account.
The CM approved Rs 50 lakh under untied funds, to remain at the disposal of the District Development Commissioner. He directed for submitting the works, including the land acquisition for Handwara bye pass bridge at an estimated cost of Rs 8 crore, Rs 58 Lakh, for Environmental Centre at Handwara, Rs. 28 lakh for building at Karnah, Rs. 36 lakh as additional funds for Transformer Work Shop, Rs. 25 lakh for Auditorium at Langate, Rs. 3.77 lakh for dietary charges for Gujjar and Backarwal Hostel. He gave additional funds for Kandi Karnah Park and Rs. 10 lakh for District Hospital Handwara.
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