Shopian, Oct 04: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Wednesday chaired the District Review Meeting at Shopian and took stock of the development works underway in the district and implementation of various UT and Central Government Schemes.
“It is our endeavour to harness potential of each district to fuel economic growth of J&K. Every official at all levels of administration must discharge his responsibility with greater dedication and sensitivity to ensure the benefits of the development reach every household,” the Lt Governor said.
He directed the officials for conducting regular survey to identify the new eligible beneficiaries under the centrally sponsored and the UT sector schemes and the children having any kind of abnormalities by birth.
Reviewing the progress achieved in agriculture & allied sector, the Lt Governor directed for connecting every farmer of the district with agriculture related schemes and programmes and increasing their registration on the Daksh portal.
The Lt Governor impressed upon the District Administration and the officials to promote setting up of cold storage and other industrial units at local level.
Robust strategy should be prepared for effective implementation of District employment and District Export plans. Use Block Diwas as a platform to expand livelihood generation and self-employment opportunities for the youth, he said.
He further called for exploring all the avenues to tap the tourism potential of the district and promoting Amrit Sarovars as tourist spots.
The Lt Governor also sought a detailed report on the financial assistance extended to Women/ST/SC under Stand Up India and directed for conducting regular meetings of District Administration with the Banking institutions.
Emphasizing on improving connectivity in the rural areas, the Lt Governor directed the officials to take comprehensive measures to ensure road connectivity to every village in the district.
He directed the district administration and police to run special campaigns to keep youth away from the menace of drug addiction and called for united efforts by every section of the society in the fight against drugs.
Faz Lul Haseeb, Deputy Commissioner Shopian gave an overview of the developmental scenario in the district.
Later, the Lt Governor also interacted with delegations of PRI & ULB members, District Bar association, members of Civil Society and Tribal community, Fruit Growers & Cold Chain Association and Political leaders and took stock of their concerning issues.
Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, CEO, Mission Youth; Sarmad Hafeez, Secretary, Youth Services and Sports Department; Vijay Bidhuri, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, HODs and District officers attended the meeting.