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Shahid reviews CapEx, BADP and Tribal Plan in Poonch

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Rs 38 Cr projects sanctioned for tribal development

POONCH, NOVEMBER 7: Secretary, Tribal Affairs Department, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary who is also incharge of district Poonch for developmental purposes reviewed the progress under district CapEx, BADP, Tribal welfare and youth engagement initiatives in the district. A number of new projects were also agreed for larger public benefit.

Deputy Commissioner, Poonch, Inder Jeet; Secretary, Advisory Board, Mukhtar Ahmed; Director Planning Shama un Ahmed; SSP Vinod Kumar; ADDC, Abdul Sattar; ADC, Dr Basharat; district and sectoral officers were present.

A detailed presentation was made by the Deputy Commissioner about progress on various projects and schemes including district CapEx, Centrally Sponsored Schemes, Tribal Plan, Mission Youth and BADP.

Dr Shahid asked the departments for immediate steps to ensure timely completion of projects and works under CapEx and CSS. He took serious note of slow pace of tendering in rural development works and delay in repair of machines and transformers for which departments were asked to fix responsibility. It was impressed upon all district officers for expediting commencement of tendered works and take action against defaulters. Detailed review of Tribal Plan and Border Area Development Programme was also conducted. Departments were asked to ensure outcome based utilisation of funds with in stipulated time.

Tribal Affairs Department has sanctioned projects and schemes worth Rs 38.00 Cr for District Poonch during current fiscal which includes establishment of 12 Smart Schools, hostel and administrative block at EMRS Mendhar, Transformer bank at Poonch, Tribal Museum & Research Centre, development on public infrastructure in 18 villages, two milk villages, tribal transit accommodation at Behramgala, health infrastructure, mobile dispensaries, veterinary dispensaries, installation of hand pumps, mechanical workshop, community halls, library, tourism infrastructure, two Milk Villages, sheep farms and dairy farms.


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