Financial Commissioner Health & Medical Education, Atal Duloo, who is also in-charge Secretary district Anantnag, today chaired a meeting of the officers and engineers of Anantnag here and took a detailed review of the developmental works, mega and languishing projects under execution in district Anantnag.
Atal Duloo directed the officers and engineers to speed up the pace of construction work and complete the projects in a stipulated time frame. He asked the DDC Anantnag to fix the responsibility to the concerned officers and engineers for completing the projects and delays caused if any resulting in cost escalation. He emphasized upon the officers to focus on Agriculture and allied sectors, setting up of income generating units under MSME, Handicrafts, Handlooms, Dairy, Sheep Rearing, Fish Farming, High Density Plantation for sustainable economy, in addition to the infrastructure development and welfare schemes.
The District Development Commissioner Anantnag, Khalid Jahangir, through a Power Point Presentation informed the Chair about the sector wise achievements made under CAPEX Budget 2018 – 19.
The meeting was informed that against an allocation of Rs. 199.05 Cr, an expenditure of 194 Cr. has been made under various sectors in the district including R&B, Education, Health, PHE, RDD, YSS Urban Development and Agriculture & Allied Sectors. It was given out that under Elementary Education, 42 projects, 12 projects including 05 PHCs under Health Sector, 28 water Supply schemes, 25 projects under R&B are in different phases of completion in the district, out of which 04 WSS, 09 road projects and 05 PHCs have been completed. Further, it was given out that out of the total road length of 1800 KMs, 1400 KMs have already been macadamized in the district, also against a macadamization target of 65 KMs for 2019 – 20, 38 KMs stand macadamized.
Under PMGSY, out of the 242 total schemes at an estimated cost of 558.07 lacs, involving 813.98 Km road length, 165 schemes having a road length of 585 Kms have been macadamized by the end of March 2019. Likewise, against a mecadamization target of 126 Kms for the year 2019 – 20, 30 Kms have been completed.
Regarding the progress achieved by Animal husbandry department, the meeting was informed that the district has a total cattle population of 2.11 lakh with a milk production of 7 lakh litres/day. In addition, under vaccination programme, against a target of 8 lakh dozes, 5.63 doses of vaccine including FMD, HS, BQ has been administered up to the end of June 2019 and 27646 Artificial Inseminations have been conducted by the department.
Further meeting was informed that under MGNERGA, out of the 13508 taken up works including 7277 spill over works, 12692 works stand completed physically with an expenditure of Rs.94.11 Cr, which is 98% of the total allocation. Against the target of 49.50 lakh man-days, 54.7 lakh man days have been generated which has been recorded as 107 % in the district. Likewise, under PMAY, financial assistance for 1524 beneficiaries has been disbursed for the construction of residential houses.
Regarding the progress of Mega Projects, including GMC Anantnag, 300 bedded MMABM District Hospital, Rehmat Alam Hospital, Trauma Hospital Bijbehara, SDH Dooru, STP Anantnag, 62 KLDs capacity STP at Urnhall Multilevel Car Parking, Shopping Complex Old SRTC, Dewatering Pumps and Fruit Mandi at Jablipora, the DDC Anantnag informed the Chair that the work in under progress in full swing on all projects and most of the projects have either been completed or under final phase of completion. He sought intervention of the Chair for the release of additional funds and clearance of outstanding liabilities.
Likewise the meeting was informed that under Languishing Projects, most have been completed and are ready for the inauguration and work is in progress on other projects which will be completed by the September 2020.
Among others the meeting was attended by ADDC Anantnag, JD Planning, SEs & Executive Engineers of PDD, R&B, PMGSY, UEED &Hydraulics, CMO, CEO, CAO, CAHO, District Sheep Officer, DSWO, ACD Anantnag and other concerned officers.