Monitor Rural Dev schemes: Sagar
Srinagar, Aug 19: Stressing on effective monitoring of the schemes of Rural Development Department, the Minister for Rural Development, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Ali Muhammad Sagar has said the same was necessary to ensure the proper implementation of programmes so that the benefit reaches to the targeted populace.
The Minister was speaking at a high level meeting convened to discuss the reports submitted by the State Level Quality Monitors (SQMs) appointed by the department to oversee the implementation and status of works taken under MGNREGA.
Directors Rural Development, Kashmir / Jammu, Jehangir Mir and M.Y. Zargar, Additional Secretary Rural Development, Dr. A G. Sofi, Member Secretary MGNREGA, Dr. Hanief Bulki and other senior officers of the department.
While asking the officers to effectively implement the flagship scheme in the state, the Minister said due care should be taken to see that it was being done within the guidelines already laid down by the Union Government. He said “we have to ensure transparency and accountability in its implementation so that the spirit of the scheme is maintained”.
Sagar said the scheme had been instrumental in changing the rural landscape besides providing the much needed employment to the people living in rural and far-flung areas. He said the scope of undertaking various works under it had been increased by converging the schemes of various departments like horticulture, agriculture, irrigation and other allied departments.
The Minister said that the Centre while acknowledging the work done by the department in implementing the scheme has enhanced the labour budget up to Rs 1426 crore and we have to ensure that the benefit of the same reaches the targeted populace which would be instrumental in changing the socio-economic structure of the people.
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