GoI to undertake GI Survey in JK

Panel To Point Out Infrastructural Deficiencies In Civic Amenities

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Jan 19: In a latest, the Government of India has constituted a panel to undertake a comprehensive geographical index survey of rural and urban areas of J&K to point out infrastructural and civic deficiencies.
The panel has been asked to rope in consortiums in J&K to undertake the survey and identify civic and infrastructural problems faced by both urban as well as rural population, informed sources said. At the end of the survey, the panel would come up with a set of recommendations, they said.
“Syndicates winning the bid would conduct the survey of areas including slums on behalf of GoI. The aim is to compile a detailed report on the problems faced by people. Thereafter recommendations to plug loopholes would also be submitted to the concerned,” the sources said.
The idea to conduct geographical index survey in J&K, sources said, is to better the living standard of people facing different problems.
“Since GoI schemes have been dismally implemented in J&K, the survey is also aimed to study their implementation in rural and urban areas,” sources said.
The survey, according to official sources, would be conducted by syndicate professionals. “Their job is to go into field and file daily reports on the problems faced by the people. They would also identify places which are lacking in basic civic amnesties.”
The consortium is also mandated to formulate an “action plan” to suggest civic and infrastructural reforms. “The survey would be conducted in view of guidelines of the assigning body. Only those localities would be surveyed which are poorly reported,” the sources said. “Living conditions of people, their sources of income and education scenario would also be surveyed.”
The survey, sources said, would be undertaken in cooperation with municipal bodies and Panchayats.
The survey will be first conducted in urban areas and then in rural areas, an official said.
Greater Kashmir had last year reported that UNICEF was also planning to conduct a geographical index survey in J&K to recommend measures to overcome issues facing the rural population. But, according to official sources, state government had not shown any interest.
They had also disclosed that if UNICEF was allowed to conduct the survey in the state, J&K would have achieved benefits worth crores of rupees. “The survey, if conducted, was aimed at pinpointing the problems in health, nutrition, education, sanitation and child protection. The UNICEF would have provided funds worth crores of rupees to meet the challenges in cooperation with the state government,” officials had said.

Lastupdate on : Sat, 19 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 19 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 20 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST




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