CM for speeding up development process
UDHAMPUR SPENDS 71 PC PLAN
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Feb 3: Stressing judicious and timely utilization of funds and execution of works with transparency, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah today called for achieving optimum results in developmental scenario within stipulated time frame, with a focus to ensure completion of works within the available working period of the current fiscal. The Chief Minister was addressing a meeting of District Development Board (DDB), Udhampur, held to review the physical and financial progress registered under different sectors in the district, ending January 2010, here today.
Expressing his satisfaction over 71 percent utilization of plan funds ending January 2010, the Chief Minister called for sincere and honest efforts for achieving result oriented progress on ground, both physically and financially, without making any compromise on the quality of works, an official statement said. He advised the officers to redouble efforts and expedite work on various projects and implementation of various welfare programmes within the available two months of the current financial year. “I do not want expenditure to be booked for the sake of expenditure. Expenditure should reflect in the work on the ground”, the Chief Minister said, emphasising the need for close monitoring of various projects and schemes, which should duly be reflected in the progress reports.
Omar Abdullah said that the Government has decided to engage external Consultants for monitoring of bigger and smaller projects being executed in the State. The smaller projects would be monitored by the Consultancy Wing of NABARD called NABCONS. For the purpose, he exhorted upon the executing agencies, entrusted with the task of executing various projects, to extend their full cooperation to the Consultancy to verify the on going projects. The Chief Minister also asked the DDC Udhampur to submit status report on the development of Dabbar Park besides examining the feasibility for construction of Mini-Secretariat in Udhampur town. He also directed the Superintending Engineer, PWD, Udhampur to work out the possibility of construction of a road link from Lander area with Sawlakote Hydel project.
To meet out the shortfall on certain demands, under different sectors, the Chief Minister announced additionalities to the tune of Rs.3.41 crore, which include Rs. one crore for shifting of utilities for widening of first 1-km stretch of Dhar Road from TCP Udhampur, Rs. 50 lac for construction of four rural road stretches in the Ramnagar constituency, Rs.10 lac for Balpur-Babey Garh Samna Banj road, Rs.10 lac for Dharmian sports stadium, Rs. 50 lac for improvement of seven peripheral roads in Udhampur town.
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