A plan allocation of Rs 126.79 crore for Pulwama district was approved for the financial year 2018-19 at the District Development Board (DDB) meeting held under the chairmanship of Minister for Public Works Department, Naeem Akhter on Wednesday.
The chairman DDB Pulwama Naeem Akhter directed the RDD department to work in a convergent mode with different line departments in creating durable assets in the district.
The chairman further directed the fisheries department to explore the possibility of Model Fish Pond in the district in convergence with rural department so that the young entrepreneurs can emulate this livelihood generating activities for the self-employment.
He exhorted upon the officers to take the development projects on mission mode basis so that its fruition is cherished by the general public.
The Minister said that Agriculture and its allied sectors are vital for growth of rural economy and have the potential to change the rural economy and should be targeted to tap their optimum potential on a sustainable basis.
He also reiterated the commitment of the government to make the constituencies as nodal points of development and plan execution.
He also directed district administration to put on board the public representatives for plan execution and to make frequent field visits to all areas of the district to fulfil actual public demands.
The legislators presented their demands before the chairman which among others included issues pertaining to RDD, PHE, PDD, healthcare etc.
The chairman assured the legislators that all their grievances and demands will be given due priority.
On the occasion, Agriculture Minister Muhammad Khalil Bandh asked the officials to expedite the compensation process to the land owners for Fruit Mandi Pulwama.
For equipping District Hospital Pulwama with better equipments, Bandh directed for installing Dialysis machine, CT scan and other modern machines there besides solid waste management should be done on scientific lines.
He also raised the issue of starting Post Graduation courses in Boys Degree College Pulwama. Highlighting the importance of Pulwama ciricular road, the agriculture Minister asked officers to extend the construction of road uptoChatpora by I km.
It was given out that against the approved allocation of Rs 130.03 crores, Rs 79.03 crores were made availableand out of which an expenditure of Rs.76.80 corers have been spend on various developmental and welfare activities, constituting 97.18 per cent expenditure.