Mehbooba reviews key dev projects at Kishtwar

  • State, Published on: Friday 11th November 16 - 10:06am

Naigarh water supply scheme being completed next year

Kishtwar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who was on a visit to the town, reviewed the pace of work on some key developmental projects in the district with the officers of district administration.
The Chief Minister impressed upon the officers to expedite work on some important projects in core sectors like water supply, health, education etc. so that people of catchment areas get the much needed benefits from these projects.
Mehbooba Mufti said the Government intends to undertake speedy development of the district so that people of the area don’t have to travel hundreds of kilometers for petty issues. She said there are many ambitious developmental projects coming up in the district and asked the administration to make a plan of action for involving local youth in the execution of such projects. This, she said, would address the unemployment problem in the district to a great extent.
On the occasion, Deputy Commissioner, Kishtwar, G N Balwan briefed the Chief Minister about the developmental scenario in the district.
The Chief Minister enquired about the long awaited Naigarh water supply scheme coming up in the district at a cost of Rs. 24.25 crore and she was informed that the scheme is targeted to be completed by December 2017. She also enquired about the status of proposed polytechnic college to be set up in the town and was informed that land for the purpose has been identified but compensation for approach road is awaited.
Mehbooba Mufti also sought an appraisal about the status of Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Food Entitlement Scheme and the ration distribution scenario in the district. She expressed displeasure over the complaints that some people in the district have not received their ration properly.
The Chief Minister was informed that under the Discover Destinations Scheme, work on Tourist Reception Centre, Sarthal has been completed and it is ready for operations.
The Chief Minister also reviewed that upgradation status of Batote-Kishtwar and Kishtwar-Sinthan roads and directed the concerned to expedite the process so that people of the district are connected to Jammu and Srinagar through easy road connectivity.
Minister of State for Hajj & Auqaf, Syed Farooq Andrabi, Minister of State for Transport, Sunil Sharma, legislators, G. M. Saroori and Mr. Firdous Tak, Secretary, Tourism, Farooq Ahmad Shah besides officers of district administration were present on the occasion.