Govt to ease norms in works allotment: Minister
Srinagar, Oct 13: The Minister of State for R&B, Javaid Ahmad Dar today said the lower limit of Rs 40 lakh for the allotment of works to A-class contractors would be reduced to a reasonable extent.
Addressing officers, he said the government had already eased the norms for issuance of contractor cards so that educated youth could adopt this profession. He instructed the Chief Engineers to expedite and monitor the process and ensure that cards were issued to the genuine persons.
He said the Government had initiated several measures to overcome unemployment in the state, adding easing norms for issuance of contractor cards was aimed to encourage more youth towards this income generating activity.
The meeting also discussed the pace of the projects taken up under Prime Ministers’ Gram Sarak Yojana across the State. He asked the engineers and the contractors to ensure that works taken up were completed in stipulated time.
‘Over 21158 qtls of food grains dispatched to Gurez’
The Divisional Commissioner, Dr. Asgar Samoon today held a meeting of various officers to review the supply position of essential commodities including ration, K Oil, LPG, Electricity, Agriculture and services of BSNL etc.
The meeting was informed that 21158 .37 quintals of Rice has already been dispatched to Gurez against the target of 23371 quintals. The new target of stocking of food grains has now been fixed at 27000 quintals. Dr Samoon asked the concerned to complete the stocking before the winter sets in so that people do not confront any problem.
It was also informed in the meeting that 10970 quintals of atta, 1440 quintals of Sugar, K Oil 1.12 lakh liters, and 2900 LPG Cylinders have been stocked in the Tehsil Gurez So far. However, the new targets fixed in the meeting would also be dumped before onset of winter.
Regarding the agriculture production, the meeting was informed that the high yielding seeds of 50 quintals of wheat,30 quintals of Pulses , 50 quintals of Oats has been supplied to the farmers.Besides,1500 quintals of Potato seeds are also being arranged for the supply to the Gurez.
The meeting was also informed that 16 Generator sets are presently functioning in various areas of Gurez Tehsil for which 512000 literes of diesel has been stocked while remaining diesel is also being arranged soon.
Regarding providing of Communication facilities, the meeting was told that mobile services by BSNL would be augmented within three weeks time.
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