J&K LG Manoj Sinha Reviews Development Works In Poonch

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By: Shabeer Ahmad | POONCH, J&K
Updated: September 14, 2022 8:26
J&K LG Manoj Sinha inaugurated the hockey astro turf in Poonch

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha chaired a high-level meeting to review the development projects in Poonch and the overall functioning of the district administration.

Taking stock of the implementation and progress of development works, as well as the satuation of welfare schemes in the District, the Lt Governor directed officials to expedite scheme implementation and project execution.

Work in a cohesive manner to ensure the prompt delivery of public services, especially to the underprivileged, tribals, and those living in villages and border areas. People’s grievances should be addressed promptly by all the departments, the Lt Governor directed the officials.


The Lt Governor reviewed the status of digitization of land records, Amrit Sarovar, Jal Jeevan Mission, e-services, One District One Product, PM Kisan, Power scenario, Mission Youth, entrepreneurship and employment generation programmes, Block and Thana Diwas. The Lt Governor also assessed the progress made on strengthening the connectivity of border villages.

The Lt Governor directed the officials to give special emphasis on the education sector and dedicate efforts to increasing the enrolment in schools. He also emphasised the importance of ensuring the effective implementation of youth-oriented schemes and programs, and he directed a doubling of efforts to engage youth in sports-related activities.

The Lt Governor also passed directions to organise debates, essay writing and painting competitions on the theme of “Truth and Non-Violence” in educational institutions across the district in commemoration of the birth anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri.

Stressing on developing agriculture and allied sectors, the Lt Governor called for giving special focus on improving farmers’ income and strengthening farmer producer organisations in the district.

While enquiring about the impact of lumpy skin disease in the district, the Lt Governor directed for conducting extensive vaccination campaign.

Inder Jeet, Deputy Commissioner Poonch gave a detailed power point presentation on the overall developmental scenario in the district.

The district has taken up 1412 work under district CAPEX and 80 per cent of projects are expected to be completed by October 31st, it was informed.

Tazeem Akther, DDC Chairperson Poonch; Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to Lt Governor; Mukesh Singh, ADGP Jammu; Ramesh Kumar, Divisional Commissioner Jammu; Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Secretary to Government, Tribal Affairs Department and senior officials of District Administration and concerned departments attended the meeting at Dak Bungalow Poonch.


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