82% expenditure made under Area Development Fund during FY 2022-23 SRINAGAR FEBRUARY 20:- In order to review the progress of developmental works being implemented under the Rural Development sector in the District, a meeting was held under the Chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad here at the Conference Hall of the DC Office Complex. Among others the meeting was attended by Chief Planning Officer, Assistant Commissioner Development, Assistant Commissioner Panchayats, District Mineral Officer, Executive Engineer REW, Executive Engineer Irrigation & Flood Control, Block Development Officers of Srinagar, Khonmoh, Harwan and Qammarwari, District Programme Officer, NRLM and other concerned. At the outset, the Deputy Commissioner took a detailed review of different schemes being executed under the RDD sector in all Panchayat Blocks of Srinagar District. On the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner directed the Officers to prioritize implementation of all Government sponsored schemes so that targets are achieved in time with tangible results on the ground so that people are benefited with these schemes. He directed the implementation agencies to redouble their efforts to ensure cent percent saturation of all the deliverables under the programme in all Panchayats in all 4 blocks of the District. Earlier, the DC was given firsthand appraisal about physical/ financial status of MGNREGA, components of Swachh Bharat Mission, Area Development Plan, status on construction of Panchayat Ghar, status on the newly proposed works and works executed under PMKKY. The progress on preparation of ADP plan for the year 2023-24 was also discussed in threadbare. While reviewing the Status of MGNREGA works, the DC was informed that against the total 227 works taken up during the current financial year as many as 215 works have been completed so far. With regard to implementation of MGNREGA Labour Budget Performance, the DC was informed that as many as 54487 man days were generated so far in all Blocks of the District by incurring expenditure of Rs 2.50 crore with 82.34% Performance against the Approved target. Similarly, the DC was informed that all 809 assets have been Geo Tagging under Phase-I, while 1298 assets out of 1429 assets have been Geo ged under Phase-11. It was also given out that 100 percent Adhaar seeding of total 3965 workers have been done. While reviewing implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission 2022-23, the DC was apprised that out of 25 CSCs Tendered 9 CSCs have been completed while work on 16 CSCs is going on and will be completed by March 15.
The DC also took status of segregation sheds and was informed that out of allotted 18 segregation sheds work on 16 sheds is going on in full swing and shall be completed within the next 15 day. The DC was also informed that work is going on in full swing on 1957 Individual Soakage Pits. Similarly, of 475 taken up 328 have been completed and work is in progress on the remaining 147 Individual Compost pits. Regarding construction of IHHLs, it was given out that against the target IHHLs 479, as many as 461 have been physically/financially completed and also Geo tagged and work is going on left out 18 IHHLs. With regard to the Swachh Sarvekshan Grameen (SSG), it was give out that 100 percent target has been achieved in all Blocks. The progress regarding achieving the target of ODF Plus villages, the DC was informed that out of 26 villages 16 villages have been kept under Aspiring, 7 villages under Rising and 3 villages under Model categories. The DC also reviewed physical and financial progress made under Area Development Fund(District Capex)-2022-23 and was informed that as many as 308 works were taken up out of which 271 works have been completed with the expenditure of Rs 5.62 crore till date while works is under execution on remaining 37 works at fast pace. The Aspirational Block Status of Works was also discussed and it was told that out of 06 works approved 5 have been tendered and 2 works are completed. With regard to District Capex Budget(ADF) 2023-24, the Dc was informed that the Plan has been framed by the all 4 CD-Blocks of the District and is under verification that shall be submitted soon. The DC also asked Officers to lay thrust on different verticals under SBM Phase-2 On the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner congratulated the RDD team of Srinagar District on achieving First Rank among 156 Districts in the Country under Swachh Sarvekshan Grameen. The DC stressed the officers to carry forward the tempo of work with added zeal and dedication to sustain the achievements. Pertinent to mention that in a major recognition, the Srinagar District has attained First Rank among 156 Districts in the Country under Swach Sarvekshan Grameen with score of 137.70. The Srinagar District has topped the rank by scoring better than Khargone District of Madhya Pradesh which has achieved 2nd rank by achieving a score of 133.02 points followed by Badaun District of Uttar Pradesh with a score of 115.38. The Swachh Survekshan Grameen is a ranking exercise taken up by the Government of India to assess rural areas for their levels of cleanliness and active implementation of Swachhata mission initiatives in a timely and innovative manner. It was launched as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, which is aimed to make India clean and free of open defecation. Under this competition District Srinagar has done some remarkable work during the last few months and has been able to climb to the top rank.