Minister for Horticulture, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Syed Basharat Bukhari today convened a meeting to assess the progress being made in Baramulla under the central government’s ‘Transformation of Aspirational Districts’ programme, here.The meeting was attended by District Development Commissioner Baramulla Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash, JD planning besides other officers from concerned departments from the district.During the meeting, the Minister reviewed the District Vision Plan 2018-22 document created for district Baramulla. Under this vision plan, the State Government has sought Rs 2000 crore to be spent over next five years for implementation of various developmental programmes. This allocation is in addition to the existing funds available for various CSSs.The Minister expressed satisfaction over the vision document said that the baseline and monthly targets defined under the document should be timely met. He impressed upon officers to ensure 100 percent achievement of targets under all performance indicators for each sector defined under the programme viz health and nutrition, education, basic infrastructure, financial inclusion, skill development, agriculture and water resources.
Bukhari impressed upon all concerned district functionaries to do a detail resource mapping in the district and ensure efficient allocation of all available resources so that the planned growth for the district can be achieved within the set time frame. He asked the officers to make all concerted efforts required to register overall development in all sectors so that the district can become an example for other 115 aspirational districts selected under the programme.He directed all concerned officials to identify gaps at village level and prepare action plan at village level/micro level.The Minister also assured full support of the state government for implementation of the activities identified for both District Baramulla and Kupwara under the Aspirational District programme.It is to be noted that, the NITI Aayog has identified 115 Backward Districts in the Country for convergence, integration and focused attention which includes two districts of Jammu & Kashmir viz. Baramulla and Kupwara.The main strategy of this initiative is to ensure effective convergence between various Central and State Government programmes, establishment of an efficient feedback mechanism and to provide a platform replicating best practices from other districts.