DC Bandipora Reviews Implementation of Back to Village Works

SRINAGAR: Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza Thursday reviewed the status of works taken up under Back to Village Programme (phase-I). The meeting was attended by Joint Director Planning, Imtiyaz Ahmad and district officers of several departments.

Meeting discussed threadbare the status of works being carried out under the B2V programme. It was given out that Rs 4.46 Crore has been released for the completion of works out of available funds of Rs 5.26 Cr.

It was given out in the meeting that during the first phase of Back to Village programme 149 works have been authorized for completion and more than 50 works have been completed till date spending an amount of Rs 1.47 Cr while work is in progress to complete the left out works.

DC Bandipora informed that the Department of Rural Development is executing these works in convergence mode, spending an amount of Rs 14.40 Crore including state share of Rs 5 Crore, Rs 6.27 Cr under 14th FC and Rs 2.42 Cr under MGNREGA. He said the works are mostly meant for augmenting water supply, electricity, irrigation, flood control besides upgrading education infrastructure.

On the occasion, Deputy Commissioner stressed on expediting the pace of work so that same can be completed at an earliest. During the meeting, he reviewed the performance of individual works he sought the Action Taken Report (ATR) from the concerned officers.

Mirza directed the officers and executing agencies to ensure completion of all works within the stipulated time frame and stressed for regular field visits to ensure works are executed on time and under set quality parameters.

He asked the officers to work in coordination for achieving all the set targets on time besides gear up their men and machinery for bringing additional vibrancy in the departmental functioning.

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