PDP legislator boycotts B’pore board meeting
Rs 55.51 cr approved for district
Srinagar, July 29: Peoples Democratic Party senior leader and MLA Bandipore, Nizamudin Bhat today boycotted the district development board meeting held here at SKICC.
He stayed off from the meeting to protest against the failure of the government to arrest the culprits involved in the killing of three teenagers and flayed the role of government in dealing the public grievances.
The meeting chaired by Minister for CA&PD and Transport, Qamar Ali Akhoon was attended by Vice-Chairman, Kissan Advisory Board, Rashpal Singh, Vice-Chairman, Pahari Speaking Board, Mushtaq Ahmad Bukhari, Vice-Chairman, Gujjar and Bakerwal Advisory Board, Bashir Ahmad Naaz, Vice-Chairman, Other Backward Classes Advisory Board, Kuldeep Verma and MLAs, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi, Nizam-ud-Din Bhat, besides, District Development Commissioner, Manzoor Ahmad Lone, heads of various departments and district officers of the district.
As soon as the meeting began, Nizamudin Bhat interrupted the Deputy Commissioner Bandipore which led to arguments between the ruling and opposition legislators
“We cannot discuss development amid killings and human rights violation,” PDP legislator said and left the hall.
Meanwhile, Rs 55.51 Cr was approved for the current financial year for the District Bandipore comprising Rs. 42.94 crore as capital component and Rs. 12.57 crore as revenue component.
Of the total allocation, Rs. 23 crore has been earmarked for R&B, PHE, Irrigation and Power sectors, Rs. 16.25 crore for Education, Rs. 1.08 crore for Agriculture and allied sectors, Rs. 2.66 crore for Health sector, Rs. 3.01 crore for wholesome nutrition, Rs. 34.56 lakh for welfare of Gujjar and Bakerwal community, Rs. 41 lakh under Indra Awas Yojna (IAY) and Rs. 62 lakh for implementation of MNREGA in the district.
Under the plan 540 low cost residential houses under IAY would be constructed, completion of 7 under construction bridges, besides, opening of 46 new Primary Schools under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, up gradation of 27 Primary Schools. 17 Primary School buildings and 249 additional class rooms will be constructed during the current financial year.
Chairman District Development Board Bandipore Stressed upon the officers to use the funds judiciously. “Officers should involve the legislators and local representatives, while executing developmental schemes “said Qamar Ali Akhoon, adding “For the development and betterment of the people officer should work sincerely and honestly.”
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