District spends Rs 8 cr under MGNREGA till July

Against an allocation of Rs 39.29 crore, this district has expended Rs 7.9 crore under MGNREGA till July 2015. Under the scheme 1856 works have been completed generating 25861 mandays in the district.
District spends Rs 8 cr under MGNREGA till July
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Against an allocation of Rs 39.29 crore, this district has expended Rs 7.9 crore under MGNREGA till July 2015. Under the scheme 1856 works have been completed generating 25861 mandays in the district.

This was today revealed at a meeting here which was held by the Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj,   Abdul Haq to review the implementation of District Development Board decisions and the pace of developmental schemes in the district, an official handout said.

It was revealed that under IAY, against an allocation of Rs 1170 lakh and availability of Rs 203 lakh, 0.74 lakh have been spent till July 2015 which has resulted in taking up works of 2745 hutments.

Under SSA against an availability of Rs 453 lakh for construction of primary school buildings and Rs 424  lakh have been spent.

Likewise, under Swach Bharat Mission, against an availability of Rs 32.39  lakh, Rs 14.35  lakh have been spent resulting in construction of 1862 individual household latrines.

It was also given out that black topping of 10 kms road length is being done under district sector and 3 new schemes worth Rs 1.43cr have been sanctioned under RIDF.

The action taken report with regard to commitments made by  Chief Minister pertaining to wild life, Education, Horticulture, Tourism, Landscaping of Sports ground in GDC Bijbehara, Renovation & illumination of Rani Bagh Park , Sherbagh, Yatri Niwas providing of men and machinery to MMAB, District Hospital, Shifting of Fruit Mandi, Betab Valley, Improvement of Lidder valley, Golf Course were also reviewed.

The convergence of various schemes under MGNREGA also came under discussion and it was informed that a workshop for BDOs and AEEs of South Kashmir (Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian) would be organized on 23rd August.

The Minister stressed upon the concerned officers to achieve optimum results within set time frame for development of core sectors in the District. He underscored the need for paying focused attention to the improvement of road connectivity, drinking water, power supply, education and health care facilities equally across district.

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