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Kansal takes review of developmental scenario at Pulwama

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PULWAMA: The Principal Secretary Information and Higher Education department Rohit Kansal on Wednesday visited Pulwama to review the overall developmental scenario in the district.

He took first-hand appraisal of all central and UT government developmental and social security schemes besides assessing performance of different departments.

Principal Secretary, who is also Secretary in-charge for Pulwama district, also assessed sector wise progress achieved under different schemes by various departments.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Pulwama Baseer Ul Haq Choudhary gave a detailed overview of the developmental activities through a powerpoint presentation. He shared scheme-wise achievements under District Capex Budget, Languishing Projects,  Health, JJM, RDD , PWD, PHE, Social Welfare and other sectors.

During the meeting, it was informed that the number of total works under District Capex 2022-23 was 2720 including 2138 new works and 582  ongoing works.

Besides, 80 works have been completed and funds worth Rs 19.07  crore and Rs 119.13 crore stands released under Regular and ADF components. The total allocated cost under Capex was Rs. 438.16 crore.

Kansal said that the UT government is putting in sustained efforts to remove difficulties besides making social security and welfare schemes easily accessible to all eligible citizens.

He exhorted officials to undertake regular public outreach activities for ensuring 100 percent saturation of all the beneficiary-oriented schemes and prompt redressal of public grievances.

Kansal directed DC to monitor all infrastructure projects periodically and ensure their completion within stipulated timelines and asked the concerned to submit regular reports regarding stages of project completion.

Kansal issued explicit instructions to the Power Development Department functionaries to restore power supply during upcoming winters. “Adopt advance planning and optimum resource allocation to ensure minimum hassle to common citizens,” he exhorted upon the officers.

He said that Pulwama is on the trajectory of development and prosperity and can be a role model for other districts.

Kansal asked the officers to have 100 percent saturation in beneficiary oriented schemes with special focus on credit linkages and financial inclusion and said the analysis of missing links and gaps should be done so that projects are completed in time.

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