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REASI: The District Development Board (DDB) meeting held under the chairmanship of Minister for Cooperatives and Ladakh Affairs Chering Dorjay on Wednesday.
The meeting took important decision of shifting of land available with Sheep Husbandry department near DC complex Reasi for the extension of existing Court Complex and other allied development activities and in lieu of which equal quantum of state land would be made available to the department.
Besides, the board also discussed modalities for promoting adventurous tourism in the district, improvement of Bhim Garh Fort, a footing religious tourism, intensifying tourism related activities along Shiv Khori, enroute Konsar Yatra in Mahore areas and transforming Dagan top as major tourist destination.
An out lay of Rs. 144.22 crore was approved in the meeting after holding a comprehensive discussion on all developmental aspects. The plan includes Rs.10.52 crore under regular schemes, Rs. 21.10 crore as loan component, Rs. 101.56 crore under central share and Rs. 11.02 crore in state share for the development of district Reasi.
The chairman passed instructions to the executing agencies and administration for conducting joint visits on proposed sites of PMGSY roads to gear up their pace of progress so that major amount involved with the schemes is utilised without any obstruction. He said the issues of forest clearance; structures, land requirement are required to be resolved amicably to avoid inordinate delay caused to the road projects.
“The officers have to achieve all envisaged targets after utilising the allocated funds in different sectors,” the chairman said, adding that action would be initiated against those who take their assignments very lightly and surrender amount at fag end of the year.
Minister of State for Finance and Planning Ajay Nanda, Vice Chairman for the development of OBCs Rashpal Verma, Vice Chairman Bushan Lal Dogra, Vice Chairman Prof Nirmal Gupta, Vice Chairman Daljeet Singh Chib, MLA Gool-Arnas Aijaz Ahmed Khan, MLA Gulabgarh, Mumtaz Ahmad Khan, MLC Jugal Kishore, District Development Commissioner (DDC), Reasi Ravinder Kumar, SSP Reasi, HoDs and other senior officers of line departments were present in the meeting.
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