Srinagar, Nov 24: The District Development Commissioner (DDC), Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad Wednesday undertook an extensive tour of various hilly and far-flug areas of the district to assess the actual requirements for the development of Model Villages sanctioned by Tribal Affairs department for Fakir Gujri, Mulnar and Dara Panchayats under Public outreach programme.
The DDC visited Government Middle School Mulnar and took stock of the measures to be taken for upgrading the school as Model School under Tribal Model Villages scheme.
The DDC directed the concerned Engineers to submit a DPR within 5 days for infrastructure upgradation of the school besides construction of additional accommodation so that students of the locality are provided quality education with modern infrastructure.
He also visited Government Boys High School Dara and passed directions for immediate construction of boundary wall, wash rooms and levelling of the School premises. He also instructed for the face-lifting of the school building which is already designated as Model High School.
Later, the DDC visited Astan Marg Dara and inspected the ongoing developmental works being carried out for construction of Model PlayGround. At the site, the DDC made an announcement of providing an additional Rs.10 Lakh for the playground to make it a Model Playground.
On the demand of local PRI members and people, the DDC also directed for submitting a DPR for construction of Community Facilitation Center and Public Park at Astan Marg, Dara for the convenience of the local population.
The DDC directed the officers of Handicraft and Handloom Department to establish Pashmina Spinning Centers at Fakir Gujri, Mulnar and Dara. While Chief Horticulture Officer was asked to take measures for development of Cherry Village in the area. He also stressed on expanding Agriculture activities by cultivation of Mashroom produce and beehives to increase the income of local people under Model Tribal Village programme.