Rajouri : Deputy Commissioner Rajouri Rajesh K Shavan Tuesday said that the district administration has set the target of establishing 640 new Cooperative Societies in the district to create employment opportunities for the educated unemployed youth.
Chairing a meeting of the officers to review the implementation of self employment schemes, he asked the concerned departments to put in extra efforts to reach-out to youth and motivate them to take the benefits of the employment schemes. The DC also took stock of enforcement of covid control measures in the district. He stressed on strict compliance to the Covid Appropriate Behaviour in public places and asked to activate the joint teams of the Civil, Police and Health Department to work in a coordinated manner at the ground level for the larger good of the public and strict enforcement of the Covid control measures.
The DC took serious view over the closure of the gate of Police station Rajouri during his visit. He said no one is above law and the law will take its course.
While reviewing the targets of enforcement, he expressed satisfaction at the level of fine imposed and asked the concerned agencies to further improve it by imposing on the violators.
Reviewing the self-employment schemes, the DC said that the Government is providing a vibrant medium for engagement and empowerment of youth by launching various self-employment generation schemes and it is high time to generate mass awareness on such schemes and motivate the educated unemployed youth to avail the benefits of the same.
Asking for mobilizing more youth to take the benefit of the MUMKIN scheme, the DDC asked the AD Employment to submit the Panchayat wise list of self-employment cases that have been sanctioned, those whose cases are under process and youth identified to be provided benefits of the MUMKIN scheme.
The AD Employment was also asked to collaborate the data of the unemployed youth in the district.
Highlighting the role of the Cooperative movement in boosting the economy of the district, the DC said that Cooperative societies can play an important role in self-employment generation activities and boosting the economy of the district.
He asked the concerned to engage the unemployed youth in Cooperative Societies so that they can earn on their own.
The DC underlined the need for revival of Cooperative movement and expressed concern over most of the cooperative societies having become non-functional in the district. He asked the concerned to take concrete measures to revive all the societies.
It was decided in the meeting that 640 cooperative societies would be constituted by different departments in the district.
Reviewing the implementation of PMEGP, the DDC asked the concerned officers to motivate more and more unemployed youths to avail the benefits under the scheme. He also reviewed the progress regarding the youth being trained under RSETI.
The DDC also reviewed the ongoing Skill Development activities/ programmes undertaken by the ITI Rajouri and emphasised the need to capacitate more people with the skill of varied trades and directed for giving wide publicity to the skill development program.
Discussing the strategy for the skill development of the Persons with Disabilities (PwDs), the DDC said that special training courses would be started soon to train them as per their abilities to enable them to stand on their own.
He also exhorted the departments to sponsor more cases under the self-employment schemes by handholding of youth, as there is huge untapped potential in these schemes.
The DC urged upon the departments to identify the bottlenecks, if any and bring them to his notice so that they are sorted out at the earliest.
Meanwhile, the DC also reviewed the status of the works approved under the Tribal sub-plan and asked the concerned to expedite the progress so that the same are completed within the set deadlines.
In a separate meeting, the DDDC discussed the District Environment Plan.
Among the others, ADDC, Pawan Kumar; ADC Rajouri, Sachin Dev Singh; DFO Rajouri, Arshdeep Singh; DFO Nowshera, Neelima; ADC Rajouri, Sachin Dev Singh; ACR, Tahir Mustafa Malik; DMO, JS Pawar besides other concerned officers attended the meeting.
During the meeting, detailed discussions were held on the plans for segregation and disposal of biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste, in the light of solid, liquid, plastic, biomedical, e-waste management, water quality management and noise pollution monitoring and other activities were held.
The meeting also held deliberations on steps taken to control water and air pollution, implementation of new technologies to reduce the waste and pollution, besides preservation of water bodies, awareness on usage of dust bins, door to door collection of waste material and management of mining activities in the district.
The DDC took feedback from different departments and asked to conduct a thorough study to identify the exact pollution level in the district to facilitate the formulation of the Environment Plan as per the National Green Tribunals (NGT’s) latest guidelines and the local needs.
Regarding curbing illegal mining in the district, the DDC asked the DMO to step up vigil and take stern action against those found involved in illegal riverbed extraction. He also asked the DMO to ensure that no construction material is dumped along the roadside.
The DDC directed the officers of all line departments to work in a coordinated manner and put in extra efforts in the effective implementation of NGT guidelines in the district and take stern action against the violators.