DC Srinagar reviews progress on implementation of Aspirational Block Development Programme

Tangible results on ground to be achieved in a time bound manner

Srinagar, May 6: In order to review the progress made with regard to implementation of Aspirational Block Development Programme (ABDP)in Srinagar District, a meeting was held today under the Chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad at Meeting Hall of DC Office Complex, here.

At the outset, the DC took a detailed review of the sector wise activities being carried out by the concerned Departments in Harwan and Khonmoh Blocks of Srinagar District taken up under Aspirational Block Development Programme based on 10 performance indicators covering various aspects Poverty, Health & Nutrition Education and Basic Infrastructure development of the concerned Block.

The DC exhorted upon the officers of line and works departments to submit Panchayat wise activity plan under ABD programme in convergence mode to bring improvement on key indicators of development in these two nominated blocks of the district. He asked both the Sub Divisional Magistrates(Nodal Officers ABDP) of the District to monitor and review the progress achieved under the programme fortnightly to ensure its effective and efficient implementation for yielding desired results.

The DC emphasised on active involvement of local people in better implementation of the programme at grass roots level. He said the Aspirational Block Development Programme is a timeline based programme and requires execution of all activities at a fast pace.

The DC said the Government has rolled out Aspirational Block Development Programme (ABDP) with an aim to ensure expeditious improvement in the Socio-Economic status of most backward Blocks across the J&K.

The DC also called for meeting all 10 quantifiable indicators which are prerequisite for availing Rs 1.0 crore under Aspirational Block Development Programme to undertake developmental activities in each identified Block in the district. He further asked the concerned Departments to adopt best practices to get tangible results on ground in a time bound manner.

He also directed Departments to look into achieving 100 percent saturation of individual beneficiaries schemes besides covering the scope of other welfare schemes of different departments. He gave directions for organizing a special drive to mobilize locals of twin blocks which can help them to improve their socio-economic conditions.

During the meeting, the DC was apprised about the progress achieved so far in different key parameters like improvement in school enrolment, provisions for functional and separate girls toilets in schools, sports upgradation and other activities under Azadi ka Mahotsav, saturation in individual beneficiary schemes, water harvesting activities, Solid Waste Management in Panchayats, creating awareness and holding meetings at Panchayat level and activities for afforestation to be kept under the plan.

Chief Planning Officer, Assistant Commissioner Development, Chief Education Officer, District Social Welfare Officer, District Panchayat Officer and District Informatics Officer, besides Officers of District Youth Services & Sports, Social Forestry, District Mineral Office, R&B and other concerned were present in the meeting.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *