KUPWARA: The Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar Bidhuri today had a day long visit of Kupwara district during which he carried series of activities and reviewed developmental profile of the district with District administration.
On reaching here, the Divisional Commissioner, accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Dr. Doifode Sagar Dattatray inspected under execution Transit Accommodation at Kulangam. He was informed that the Transit Accommodation comprises of 288 flats in 18 blocks, is progressing at a cost of Rs. 34.56 crore.
The Div Com gave instant directions to the executing agency (R&B) to make all facilities including boundary wall, power and water supply available and gave timeline of April 15 for its completion.
On the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner briefed the Div Com about other issues related to the Accommodation.
Div Com also inspected ongoing Amrit Sarovar Waterfront at Helpal coming up at a cost of Rs.17 lakh and Amrit Sarovar Waterfront at Goose, costing Rs 15 lakh under Convergence. The Div Com gave various suggestions to further upgrade the projects. The DC briefed the Div Com about the prospects of the waterfront and informed that in coming days these will be the beautiful and attractive spots in Kupwara town.
The Div Com convened a meeting of district and sectoral officers at Administrative Complex Kupwara and reviewed the developmental profile of the district.
Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Dr.Doifode Sagar Dattatray, ADDC, Altaf Ahmad, ADC, Ghulam Nabi Bhat were present in the meeting.
The Divisional Commissioner directed the officers to play proactive role in resolving public issues at gross root level so that people do not face inconvenience.
On the occasion, Div Com said “At the end of the day we are striving hard for the welfare of the people “ , adding that people should feel free to approach District Administration or Divisional Administration if there is any issue which needs attention of higher authorities. He also directed for ensuring proper application of online services and directed the Deputy Commissioner to make periodical reviews of all online services.
The Deputy Commissioner Kupwara briefed the Divisional Commissioner about the developmental profile of the district including District CAPEX Budget, Centrally Sponsored Schemes, MGNREGA, Employment schemes including NRLM, PMEGP, JJM, ADF, ZIMADARI project and other welfare schemes.
The Div Com was informed that out of District CAPEX Budget of Rs. 1598 crore for 2022-23, Rs 432 crores have been released , of which Rs.317 crore , constituting 73% have been expended on the execution of various developmental works and welfare programmes during the current financial year so far.
During the meeting, the Div Com received detailed feedback of the developmental activities from the officers and gave instant directions to them for further improvement in service delivery system.
Div Com said that Kupwara district is marching towards the development and prosperity as various mega projects are under execution in the district. He said there is need to showcase the district including its tourism potential, Handicrafts and developmental avenues for dairy sector in the district. He stressed the need to further upgrade the basic amenities of water supply, road connectivity, education and health sector.
He said the aim of his visit was to review the overall development scenario of the district and to redress the grievances of the public.
Later, the Divisional Commissioner along with Deputy Commissioner, Vice Chairman DDC, Haji Farooq Ahmad Mir and BDC Chairperson, Mohammad Rafiq Kataria visited Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) Kuligam. The Div Com was informed that 96 female students are residing in the Vidyalaya in 3 classes. He was also informed that the school was facelifted under Zimadari project like all other 1500 schools of the district.
The Divisional Commissioner appreciated the Deputy Commissioner Kupwara for putting best efforts in giving paradigm shift in the education sector in the district.
The Div Com also visited Khurhama and inspected the site for health facility. On the occasion, he interacted with the PRIs and local people headed by Vice Chairman DDC.
On the occasion Div Com said that nature has bestowed Lolab valley with scenic beauty and need of the hour is to augment the basic infrastructure which will help in boosting the tourism potential. He said new trekking routes are being explored in Lolab valley and in coming time, Kupwara district including Lolab valley will be the best tourist destination.
Later, the Div Com visited 28 RR camp at Rednag and Gujjarpati Sogam.