Ramban : Commissioner Secretary Forest, Ecology and Environment Department, Sanjeev Verma, who is also the Mentor Secretary to district Ramban, Wednesday conducted an extensive tour of Ramban and took a comprehensive review of overall developmental activities being carried out in the district.
Chairperson, District Development Council, Dr Shamshad Shan, DDC Councillors, BDC Chairpersons and PRIs attended the meeting with the Commissioner Secretary besides reviewing progress made by the different departments under the different flagship programmes and execution of construction works sanctioned under Area Development Funds DDC, BDC and PRIs for fiscal 2022-23.
Deputy Commissioner, Mussarat Islam, ADDC Rajinder Sharma, ADC, Harbans Lal, CPO, Dr. Kasturi Lal, DFOs, Executive Engineers of PWD (R&B), JPDCL, PMGSY, and other senior officers attended the meeting.
The Mentor Secretary appreciated the PRIs and District Administration for organizing various activities regarding Har Ghar Tiranga Abhiyan under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahatsav leading up to the 76th Independence day and completion of 75 year.
The meeting started with a powerpoint presentation flagging the issue of Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin, the Mentor Secretary issued directions to the Deputy Commissioner to immediately convene a meeting of all stakeholder departments with the PRIs to strategize the issues of solid and liquid waste management.
He asked the DC to formulate a plan under SBM that shall coninse birthday of Mahatma Gandhi Ji on 2nd of October.
Highlighting various developmental issues of public importance, the Chairperson in her address raised the issues of compensation for crops, houses and other damages caused due to recent incessant rains and flash floods in the district.
Discussing issues regarding short working periods, especially in hilly areas, Dr. Shan stressed the concern to expedite the allotment and execution of works approved under ADF, JJM and other schemes ensuring their completion before the start of winter season.
While discussing the issues highlighted by the PRIs, the Mentor Secretary directed the DFOs to allow activities in forest areas covered under the development of the Eco-Tourism programme. He also directed them to propose 100 Amrit Srover under CAMPA to develop water ponds in the district.
Responding to the demand of the Chairperson, the Commissioner Secretary directed the district administration to submit a detailed assessment of all damages caused by rains so that necessary action can be taken in this regard.
The Mentor Secretary also took a comprehensive review of progress on developmental projects taken up under PMGSY, Jal Shakti Department under Jal Jeevan Mission, MGNREGA, PMAY-G, AWAS Plus, AMRIT ASROVER, B2V3, 14th FC, SBM-G by the RDD and City & Town scheme of PWD sectors. ‘
The Mentor Secretary also reviewed the progress on Forest Clearance Cases applied by the different departments for the execution of developmental works especially road projects for the public interest, implementation of the Forest Right Act from the Forest Department, Plantation drives by the Social Forestry Department besides Health, Agriculture, Horticulture, Social Welfare, Education, Sheep and Animal, Power, ICDS, Education, PWD and other sectors.
Sanjeev Verma directed the ACD and other concerned officers to take PRIs on board while implementing the schemes and proposals on the ground pertaining to their respective departments. He also directed the DFO Ramban and Batote to take initiative to resolve the Forest Clearance issues hindering the execution of various developmental projects in the district under extant rules.
Appreciating the district administration for effective implementation of developmental schemes in the district, the Secretary directed the executing agencies to speed up the process for allotment of works, besides completion of all allotted works under various sectors.
At the outset, the Deputy Commissioner gave a detailed powerpoint presentation about the latest status of various developmental projects being executed under different sectors, besides the achievements of different departments particularly ADF and flagship schemes.
The DC also apprised the meeting about the physical and financial status of major developmental projects taken up by various executing agencies for the development of the district.
Threadbare discussion was also held on key Centrally Sponsored Schemes which are part of the District Development Plan and necessary directions were passed to the concerned officers to achieve tangible results in time.
Meanwhile, the Mentor Secretary also planted a sapling in the premises of the District Administrative Complex, Ramban.
Later, the Commissioner Secretary also paid a field visit and interacted with the PRIs besides the general public in Panchayat Maitra. Meanwhile, Sarpanch Mohinder Singh submitted a memorandum to Sanjeev Verma and after listening to the issues, Verma directed the concerned officers to resolve all the issues on a priority basis.