The District Development Board approved the outlay plan of Rs. 86.63 crore for the district Shopian. The decision was taken at the board meeting held today under the chair of minister for food, civil supplies & consumer affairs Muhammad Ashraf Mir, who is chairman DDB Shopian.
The meeting was attended by MP Rajya Sabha Nazir Ahmad Laway, MLA Shopian Muhammad Yousuf Bhat, MLA Wachi Aijaz Ahmad Mir, MLC Zaffar Iqbal, MLC Showkat Hussain, DDC Shopian Gazanfar Ali, heads of departments, chief engineers and all district officers besides other concerned officers, an official handout said.
Speaking on the occasion, the chairman said Shopian will continue to receive focused attention of the present dispensation in the field of development and social security.
He said the horticulture, tourism and other important sectors upon which the economy of the district as well as of the State depends would be prioritized for focused funding and development.He directed the DDC to personally monitor ongoing development projects in the district and take measures for removal of bottlenecks, if any, for timely completion of the projects. He called upon the officers to work with added zeal and enthusiasm to serve the people.
The minister also asked the DDC to hold regular meetings to assess the implementation of the developmental and welfare schemes adding that the officers concerned will be made accountable for their work.
He also directed HODs to conduct frequent field visits to monitor the quality and pace of developmental works.
The chairman also recommended including Shopian district under the category of Special Area Development Fund.Earlier, the District Development Commissioner, Gazanfar Ali, while giving a detailed power point presentation, briefed the August house about the achievements made under various sectors in the district. The meeting was informed that against the availability of 6190.13 lakh, CAPEX Budget 2017-18, 6092.41 lakh have been expenditure ending March 2018 which amounts to 98.42%.