Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar on Sunday conducted an extensive tour of Samba and took stock of the developmental scenario of the district at a meeting of the officers of district administration.The meeting was attended by the District Development Commissioner, Samba, Anuradha Gupta, SSP Samba, Abhishek Mahajan; ADC Samba, Suram Chand Sharma; ADDC Samba, Rajinder Singh, Chief Planning Officer, Sukhleen Kour; ACR besides District/Sectoral Officers, Executive Engineers besides other senior officers of various departments and executing agencies.
At the outset, the DDC gave a brief description of the district profile and the physical and financial progress of the projects being executed by different departments under District Capex, Back to Village, AIIMS, Ring Road etc. She also gave details of the welfare schemes being implemented in the district.While reviewing the progress under Capex budget, it was informed that 1829 works were sanctioned under different schemes in the financial year 2021-22, of which 1494 were completed, while in the financial year 2022-23 a target of 1940 works has been set.
The DDC Samba also apprised the Div Com about the progress under MGNREGA and informed that in 2021-22, around 1003 works were started in 9 blocks of the district which generated 420119 men-days whereas in the financial year 2022-23 over 86 works are under progress and has generated 6739 PDs.The DDC also apprised the Divisional Commissioner about the financial progress under Capex budget besides status of wages payments under MGNREGA.
The Div Com directed the BDOs to personally monitor the works executed under Capex and MGNREGA in their respective Blocks and resolve issues, if any, for expeditious completion of all the ongoing works. He also took note of delayed payments under MGNREGA and directed the concerned officers to expedite the payment of wages.While reviewing progress under Swacch Bharat Mission, it was informed that 16 Community Sanitary Complexes and 818 Individual household toilet complexes have been constructed in the district.
The Div Com also reviewed in detail the Prime Minister’s Awas Yojana (PMAY). It was informed that 819 SECC and 378 non SECCc houses were sanctioned. It was further informed that 1335 houses have been approved under PMAY Urban out of which 416 were completed and 553 are under construction.The Div Com instructed the concerned officers to expedite the pace of work to achieve the set targets.Regarding PMGSY roads, the DDC apprised the Div Com that 17 projects were sanctioned out of which 13 have been completed providing connectivity to more than 43 habitations.
The Div Com asked the Executive Engineer PMGSY to resolve issues, if any, and expedite the progress of the road projects for their timely completion. He also reiterated that the Government was committed to provide quality road connectivity to the public.About the Jal Jeevan Mission, the meeting was apprised that as many as 112 schemes have been sanctioned out of which 82 were allotted and work on 67 schemes were in progress.
It was further informed that the work on repair of the old hand pumps has already been started and all possible measures are being taken to provide hassle-free water supply to the households of the district.Regarding the progress of NABARD funded projects, the Div Com asked the DDC to take a comprehensive review of the schemes being executed in the district.The Div Com also took a comprehensive review of construction of border bunkers.
He was informed that as many as 1639 individual bunkers and 16 community bunkers have been constructed in the district, while work on 33 bunkers was in progress.Regarding the writing, up-dation of Jamabandis, it was informed that out of total 380 villages Jamabandis of 350 villages have been completed.The Div Com also reviewed arrangements for Shri Amarnath ji Yatra and was informed that 10 sites have been identified for langers besides 22 lodgement centres.
The Div Com directed to concerned officers to ensure all arrangements in place well before commencement of Yatra.While reviewing the progress on mega development projects in the district. The DCC informed that 64 percent work of AIIMS and 59 percent work of Ring Road has been completed.Similarly, the Div Com also took a detailed review of the PM social security schemes, other schemes being implemented by Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, and other departments in the district.
The Div Com instructed the SSP to devise a plan to control drug menace in the district. He directed the DC Samba to organise sports activities, cultural activities, talent hunts to engage youth in progressive activities.Meanwhile, the Divisional Commissioner held an interactive meeting with Panchayati Raj Institution members and discussed the issues for overall development of the district.The District Development Council Chairperson, Keshav Dutt Sharma; Vice Chairman, Balwan Singh, besides DCC members of Samba, Bari Brahmana, Rajpura, Vijaypur, Purmandal, BDC chairpersons of Ghagwal, Vijaypur, Purmandal Nud, Ramgarh and other concerned were present on the occasion.
The PRI members also apprised the Divisional Commissioner about the issues which needs to be resolved on priority.The PRIs put forth issues seeking improved road connectivity, strengthening of staff in schools, Health care centres, up gradation of Jal Shakti and power infrastructure, development of water bodies and other issues of public concern, protection wall along Basanter river Banks etc.The Div Com asked the DC Samba to provide comprehensive information to the PRIs regarding the action taken in response to the issues projected by them.The Divisional Commissioner informed the PRIs that the Government has undertaken mission mode projects for improvement of water supply schemes and power infrastructure.
He also advised district administration to the work in close coordination with PRIs for better implementation of government schemes on ground level.Later, the Divisional Commissioner, alongwith DC and SSP other concerned officers, visited District Hospital Samba and inspected the facilities and health care services being provided to the patients.He also interacted with the CMO, staff on duty and inquired about the diagnostic facilities and stocks of medicines.The Div Com took a round of new Hospital building, emergency block and issued necessary directions for improvement in the functioning of the hospital.