BANDIPORA, SEPT 18: Advisor to the Governor, B B Vyas today directed officials to ensure inclusive and grassroots level development especially in hard areas of the state.
Vyas conducted an extensive tour of Bandipora today to get first-hand appraisal of developmental projects in the area. He also chaired a review meeting of officers at the district headquarters.
The meeting was attended by District Development Commissioner Bandipora Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, SSP Bandipora Sheikh Zulfkar Azad, ADDC Bandipora Mohammad Qasim, Chief Engineers and other District and sectoral level officers.
Advisor took sector wise review of the implementation of all developmental projects in the area and stressed on the holistic development of Bandipora district.
He directed the concerned to ramp up the pace of work on the ongoing projects so that the targets are achieved within the stipulated timeframe.
The Advisor directed the officers to undertake regular field visits of far-flung areas for redressal of issues and impressed on the officers to take monthly review meeting of their departments for monitoring the progress of various schemes and programmes for the welfare of the public.
He also stressed for giving wide publicity and creating awareness regarding various development schemes of the government of India.
The Advisor emphasized the need for exploring scope in Agricultural and Horticultural sectors through expert intervention by the concerned departments towards ensuring better dividends to people of the Gurez associated with these sectors.
He also directed the Beacon authorities to accelerate the pace of work, so that the blacktopping of the roads will be completed by the end of November.
The advisor appreciated the efforts of the district administration for satisfactory achievements in different sectors.
He assured every possible support of the government in ensuring progress and prosperity of the area. He emphasized upon strengthening the accountability and transparency in administration.
Earlier, DDC briefed the Advisor about the status of various developmental activities being undertaken by different executing agencies in the area. He also presented a detailed account of achievements in various other sectors including Health, Education, Agriculture etc.
DDC Bandipora also projected various demands and sought the support of the government in carrying out developmental works in different areas of the district.
Earlier Advisor visited under construction district hospital where he inspected the on-going work and took a detailed review of the project. He was informed by CMO Bandipora that the hundred bedded district hospital is being constructed at the estimated cost of Rs 2825 core out of which 90 per cent funds have been utilized and will be completed by December this year.
CMO informed the Advisor about the health scenario, facilities available in the context of difficult terrain of Gurez and Tulail and requested for augmentation of men and machinery for catering to the needs of the area.
Advisor also visited Nalla Madumati and took a review of developmental projects under execution. He was informed by the EXen PHE that the embankment process at the project cost of Rs 134 core is under process and ninety per cent of the project has been completed and will be accomplished within the stipulated time frame.
Later, Advisor also met various deputations from the areas of Gurez, Sumbal, Hajin and Bandipora town, who apprised him of their problems and sought their redressal.
People sought the intervention of the Advisor in further strengthening the health care infrastructure facilities in their areas, besides expediting the construction of a tunnel from Bandipora to Gurez for round the year connectivity of the area.
The delegations also raised the issue of macadamization of roads, strengthening internet connectivity in Gurez and Tulail.
The delegations from Bandipora town also raised the demand of construction of bypass road from Bandipora to Pothu Shahi, installation of street lights in the town, demarcation and construction of new bus stand for better traffic management in the district besides timely completion of Bandipora Lolab road.
En route the Advisor also met a number of deputations which projected several demands related to their area and sought their early redressal. The advisor assured them that administration has been directed to ensure speedy redressal of all grievances of public on priority and with promptness.