Rajouri: District Development Commissioner Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Thursday set a deadline of December 31st for completion of work on buildings to 100 building-less schools being constructed under Rs 10 crore project “Tameer”.
The DDC, while reviewing the progress on this ambitious project, exhorted upon the executing agencies and concerned departments to redouble their efforts for expeditious completion of these school buildings.
Elaborate discussion was held on school-wise progress on these under construction school buildings including 5 in Rajouri block, 20 in Koteranka, 6 each in Thana Mandi and Dhangri, 10 each in Darhal and Manjakote, 3 each in Kalakote and Planger, 4 in Doongi, 8 in khawas, 5 in Moghla, 12 in Rajnagar, 2 in Nowshera, 2 in Siot besides 1 each in Sunderbani, Qila Darhal, Panjgrain and Seri blocks.
It was informed that, of 100 proposed school buildings, work has been taken up on 89 buildings whereas in remaining 11 buildings, land disputes of various natures have halted the construction work.
Concerned Tehsildar, BDO and ZEO were given a week’s time to resolve the land dispute, failing which, the school buildings will be shifted to other educational zones as per requirement.
Pertinently, the Project Tameer will be a major relief for more than 3500 students of 100 schools which are presently functioning without building. Schools are being constructed through a task force involving MGNREGA convergence.
Later, the meeting reviewed the progress on Open Defecation Free (ODF) campaign under Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin).
It was informed that 3422 Individual Household Latrines (IHHL) and 44 Sanitary Complexes were constructed involving an expenditure of Rs. 4.77 Crore.
Moreover, blocks Planger, Dhangri and Lamberi which are targeted under ODF, 65%, 23% and 63% of households are provided with Individual Household Latrines.
Dr. Shahid, while stressing for need to gear up efforts for cent percent coverage under ODF, directed the BDOs to undertake innovative approach to motivate the public to construct the toilets.