Holds review meeting with PRIs, District Officers, Visiting Officers of B2V4, gave directions to redress issues in time bound manner
Inspects stalls of various departments
KUPWARA, FEBRUARY 25 : Principal Secretary, Skill Development Department, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon today had a day long visit of Kupwara district during which he carried series of activities and reviewed developmental profile of the district with PRIs and administration.
Dr. Asgar Samoon, who is also Mentor Secretary for Kupwara District, on reaching here convened a review meeting of PRIs, District Officers and Visiting Officers of B2V4 and reviewed the developmental progress on District capex, CSS, other schemes/ sectors, B2V4 , My town, My Pride-2 at meeting hall of District administrative Complex Kupwara.
Chairman District Development Council (DDC),Kupwara, Irfan Sultan Panditpori; Vice Chairman DDC, Haji Farooq Ahmad Mir; Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Dr. Doifode Sagar Dattatray (IAS); Presidents of MC Kupwara, Handwara and Langate, DDC Members, BDC Chairpersons, besides, District and Sectoral officers attended the meeting.
The Deputy Commissioner Kupwara briefed the Principal Secretary about the developmental profile of the district including District CAPEX Budget, Centrally Sponsored Schemes, Back to Village, My Town My Pride programmes and other welfare schemes.
The meeting was informed that out of District CAPEX Budget outlay of Rs. 1598 crore for 2022-23, Rs 432 crores have been released , of which Rs 317 crore , constituting 73% have been expended on the execution of various developmental works and welfare programmes during the current financial year.
During the meeting, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon received detailed feedback about the developmental activities from the PRIs and sought responses from the concerned officers and gave directions to work out on the issues in time bound manner. Deputy Commissioner Kupwara Dr.Doifode Sagar Dattatray presented a detailed powerpoint presentation showcasing development progress in the district.
Dr. Samoon said that Kupwara district is marching towards the development and prosperity as various mega projects are under execution in the district. He said there is need to showcase the district including its tourism potential, Handicrafts and developmental avenues for dairy sector in the district. He stressed the need to further upgrade the basic amenities of water supply, filtration plants, road connectivity, education and health sector.
He said the aim of his visit was to review the overall development scenario of the district and to redress the grievances of the public.
Responding the demands projected by PRIs regarding various issues, the Principal Secretary asked ACD Kupwara and Superintendent JKEDA to sort out the issue of Solar Lights and ensure that funds do not lapse. He directed concerned officers to make sure that timber is available in the district easily on the sale depots.
Regarding scarcity of water supply projected by various PRIs, the Principal Secretary stressed the need for channelizing water resources in a better way adding that Kupwara district has no shortage of water resources. He stressed the need for execution of more borewells and filtration plants in the district so that clean drinking water is supplied to the residents of Kupwara district.
Referring to the Tourism potential in the district, Dr Samoon said Kupwara district has vast potential for tourism activities including adventure tourism, border tourism. He stressed on the need for encouragement of home stays in different areas of the district so that tourists visiting the district feel conducive atmosphere to stay in the district, which can promote the rural economy. He directed to revive the traditional crafts in the district so that tourists have good impression of the district.
Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon directed Superintendents of ITIs of the district to ensure traditional crafts training courses in the district are immediately started.
Principal Secretary asked PDD, Jal Shakti departments to ensure uninterrupted power and clean drinking water supply during the ensuing month of Ramadan.
Earlier, the Chairman DDC Kupwara and Vice Chairman DDC, besides, DDC Members and BDC Chairpersons, Chairpersons of Municipalities spoke on the occasion and projected the issues being faced in the execution of different development projects.They also informed the Principal Secretary that various developmental works have been completed and they are satisfied and thankful to the Deputy Commissioner Kupwara for his time bound approach towards the resolution of public grievances.
On his arrival, the Principal Secretary, accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Kupwara Dr.Doifode Sagar Dattatray inspected the Stalls established in the lawns of Administrative Complex Kupwara by various departments, showcasing their achievements in their respective departments.
While inspecting the different stalls, Mentor secretary directed officers of Fisheries department to establish a modern fish Aquarium and fish hatchery at any suitable place.
While inspecting the stall of Horticulture department Mentor secretary stressed for establishing High density walnut and apple Nurseries on the large patches of recently evicted land. He directed concerned officers to concentrate on successful grafting of high quality fruit plants.
While inspecting the Youth service and sports department stall Mentor secretary directed to identify the land for construction of sports fields in every panchayat in convergence with MGNREGA and publish a sports calender of the district.