Updated on Jul 11, 2020 08:23:50


Director RDD Kashmir tours various blocks of district Bandipora

Rouf Pampori

Rouf Pampori

5 Dariya News

Srinagar , 30 May 2020

In order to review the progress achieved in different sectors / flagship schemes under implementation in District Bandipora and assessment of COVID-19 control efforts, Director  Rural Development Kashmir Mr. Qazi Sarwar here today  toured various blocks of district Bandipora. The Director was accompanied by Superintending Engineer REW Kashmir,  ACD Bandipora, Executive Engineer, REW Bandipora, Block Development Officers and field staff of the District.The Director stressed upon execution of Works under various  flagship programmes as per sanctioned estimates and their completion within stipulated time lines and as per the latest instructions communicated by the Government. Besides,  pursuance to directions of Advisor Baseer Khan, it was enjoined upon all the concerned officers to take-up the works in each and every Panchayat of the District (except Red  Zone areas), so as to revive the rural economy in view of prevailing situation. The Director visited various work sites and interacted with the labourers registered under  MGNREGA. They were advised to follow safety protocols including frequent washing of hands, use of face masks and maintenance of social distancing at work sites.After the  field visit, the DRDK chaired a review meeting at Mini Secretariat Bandipora which was attended by concerned Sectoral / block level officers / officials of the District. It was  informed that 116 number of new works have been taken-up in the District, engaging 1356 House-holds and generating 8580 PDs. Further the District has procured 3.96 lacs  reusable cotton masks out of which 3.00 lacs masks were distributed among health Officials, Frontline workers and general public (priority/ non-priority beneficiaries) with main  focus on distribution of masks in Red Zone areas.The Director also held a separate interaction session with Chairpersons of Block Development Councils in which their role in  containment of spread of COVID19 was highly appreciated as a result of which the district has remarkably performed in reducing the number of COVID-19 positive cases. The  Chairpersons highlighted several grievance for which the Director issued on-spot directions to the concerned officers for their immediate redressal.Further, the Director assured  the participants to forward certain grievance cannot be resolved at Directorate level to higher competent authorities.


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