Governor visits Anantnag, reviews developmental works

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Shadow Correspondent
ANANTNAG, JULY 3:
Continuing with his outreach and developmental review programme, Governor Sh. N.N Vohra visited Anantnag today. This was his second field visit; he had visited Budgam yesterday and chaired a similar review meeting. After arrival Governor chaired a meeting of Legislators and representatives of political parties and heard their views and suggestions about the problems in their areas. They raised several developmental issues, particularly those relating to flood protection; augmentation of water supply and power and speeding up of road connectivity projects. Among those who met the Governor were Sh. Nazir Ahmad Laway, MP; Sh. Abdul Rehman Veeri, Sh. Altaf Ahmad Wani, Sh. Abdul Rehman Rather, Sh. Abdul Majid Bhat (Larmi), Sh. Farooq Ahmad Andrabi, all MLAs; and Sh. Sofi Mohd. Yousuf and Sh. Tassaduq Hussain Mufti, MLCs; and senior representatives of INC and CPI(M). Governor observed that prompt and effective action would be taken on the issues raised by the Legislators and the Administration would be geared up to meet the expectations of the people. Taking note of suggestions relating to flood protection and treatment of hot spots raised Governor directed the Deputy Commissioner and the District, Divisional and State Level heads of all the executing agencies to immediately commence repair and maintenance of all flood protection works. He directed the DC to also have an immediate safety audit conducted of all the bunds and embankments and ensure immediate repairs, wherever required. He also issued instructions regarding the procurement of an adequate number of de-watering pumps.
After his discussions with the political leaders Governor chaired a high level meeting of State, Divisional and District level heads of departments and undertook an extensive review of the development projects in the various sectors and informed the meeting that while the previous year saw an expenditure of rupees 199.03 crore the allocation for the current year is pegged at rupees 199.8 crore. He also highlighted the progress in the different sectors and informed that during the previous financial year more than 394.50 kms of roads had been macadamized in the district; 13 PHE Schemes, 3 Minor Irrigation Schemes, 7 R&B Schemes and 5 Bridges had been completed and commissioned. He also gave an overview of the progress under THE various Centrally Sponsored and All India Flagship Schemes and stated that every effort was being made to access all available resources from the funding agencies but to also complete the works within the stipulated time frames.

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