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PRIs to inaugurate the Completed schemes

All schools and Anganwadis to get functional toilet and drinking water facility by the end of March 2021

Needs doubling the efforts for the time bound completion of work on the projects

Mega awareness programmes to be organised in the district on World Water Day

_works on 24 Jal shakti schemes , 11 languishing projects of I&FC stands completed

Rajouri, February, 27: District Development Commissioner Rajouri, Rajesh K Shavan today chaired a meeting of the concerned officers and took a detailed review of the financial and physical achievements of the schemes being implemented by the Jal Shakti Department in the district.

The meeting was attended by the ADC Rajouri, Sher Singh; CPO, Mohammad Khurshid; SE Jal Shakti, SR Shukla; Dy.DEO, Parveen Akhter; CEO Education, Gulzar Hussain; ACD,Sushil Khajuria; DSCO, Rashid Manhas; ExEn Jal Shakti Rajouri, Mushtaq Ahmed; ExEn Jal Shakti Nowshera, HS Bahal; ExEn Jal Shakti Mechanical; Bhupinder Singh; ExEn I&FC Rajouri,Sageer Malik and ExEn I&FC Nowshera, Hari Bushan.

A threadbare discussion with regard to various important schemes being implemented in the district for the augmentation of the water supply was held in the meeting.

At the outset, the SE Jal Shakti apprised the DDC about the status of physical and financial progress of the centrally sponsored schemes in the district and achievements made so far under various schemes.

The meeting was informed that out of 58 schemes under NRDWP, the work on 08 is complete in a respects and rest are under different phases of execution.Similarly under Languishing, out of 58 schemes, the work on 14 is complete.

While giving details of the target achieved under BADP, it was apprised that out of 03 schemes, 01 is complete.Similarly the DDC also took a detailed stock of the physical and financial progress under Capex budget DP and State Capex.

Regarding the languishing projects being executed by the I&FC Department, the concerned Executive Engineer informed out of 13 schemes, the work on 11 is complete.DDC asked the concerned officers to complete the work on all schemes by the end of March this year.DDC also reviewed in depth the performance of the I&FC Department in other schemes as well.

About ANS irrigation Canal, it was informed that the project has been sanctioned at an estimated cost of Rs 53 crores and an expenditure of Rs 13 crores has been incurred till date.It was further informed that a tunnel of 1386 meters was to be constructed out of which 310 meters stands constructed but the work on the project is currently held up due to lack of funds and it will be resumed once the funds are available.

DDC while speaking said the progress of the department is not upt mark and asked them to speed up their progress to achieve the targets in a time bound manner to provide necessary benefits to the general public.

DDC asked the concerned officers to submit the list of the schemes which would be completed by the end of March this year.

DDC also directed the concerned officers to ensure the timely utilisation of the funds sanctioned for developmental works and ensure inspection of developmental works as well.

It was also decided in the meeting that PRIs should inaugurate the completed projects in their jurisdiction. DDC also passed on standing instructions to the concerned authorities from Jal Shakti Department and RDD to ensure that every school and Anganwadi centres of the district has a functional drinking water and toilet facility and ensure that the work in this regard is completed by end of March this year besides he also asked to make sure that the water supply of the schools and Anganwadis should be chlorinated once in ten days.

DDC also directed the Jal Shakti Department to celebrate the World Water day on March 22 with great enthusiasm to raise awareness among the masses about the importance of freshwater and depletion in the groundwater.

It was decided that BDC Chairpersons, DDCs Tehsildars, BDOs, Naib Tehsildars shall assemble at the block headquarters and vehicles carrying the awareness flags will be flagged off by the BDC Chairpersons.

The Chief Education Officer has been directed to organise special debate competitions, symposiums and other awareness activities in schools in order to aware the students about the importance of fresh water and the ways which can be adopted to save this precious gift of nature, the students in turn will spread the message of water conservation in the society.

Besides a special awareness programme by women folk including lady PRIs, doctors, advocates, girl students shall also be organised to spread awareness on the day.

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