Srinagar, May 7 UNI | 3 months ago

An expenditure of Rs 97.09 crore has been booked against an availability of Rs 100.57 crore under District plan allocation for the year 2013-14 up to the end of March 2014.

This was disclosed in a meeting held today under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner, Anantnag Saugat Biswas, while taking a detailed review of the achievements registered under District Plan allocation.

He was informed that under NABARD, 101 road, bridge schemes were taken up for execution at a cost of Rs 183.76 crore, out of which 53 schemes have been completed and 48 are under progress.

Under PMGSY a road length of 141.62 Kms has been black topped and 188.29 Kms road length made fair weather at a cost of Rs 149.16 crore benefitting 86,132 souls.

Similarly under Roads and Buildings (R&B) sector an expenditure of Rs 23 crore was made on various R&B works including mecadimazation of 46 km road length.

The meeting was also informed that the production of fresh and dry fruits in the district has reached to 1.66 lac metric tons and 0.50 metric tons respectively.

As many as 19690 and 3951 students belonging to Gujjar and Bakerwal and Phari speaking communities were provided scholarships.

Pre-metric scholarships has been provided to 3164 OBC and 339 physically challenged students besides supplementary nutrition has been provided to 68128 children covering the age group of 6 months to 6 years. About 17024 adolescent girls, 10643 pregnant and lactating mothers were also provided supplementary nutrition.

Under Power sector, 1455 damaged transformers have been repaired in the district during this period while under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA) 6834 individual household latrines have been constructed.

(Posted on 08-05-2014)