Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday reviewed the developmental progress and also the overall law and order scenario in the Jammu division.
Mehbooba sought appraisal of developmental works from each deputy commissioner (DC) individually and impressed upon them to monitor all the developmental activities in their districts round the clock. She directed them to closely monitor works on key projects in infrastructure development so that these are completed in time.
Mehbooba sought detailed information from the DCs regarding availability of ration, power and water supply, health care facilities, execution of PSGA and all other issues concerning common masses. She sought progress on projects of solid waste management, particularly land acquisition and start of work, Aadhar enrolment, progress on construction of schools, colleges, polytechnics and ITIs in all districts of the region.
She also sought details of progress including, Jammu airport expansion, widening of Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, Medical Colleges at Doda, Kathua and Rajouri, Ropeway project for Shivkhori and other major projects coming up in Jammu province. She directed the DC Samba for expediting the acquisition of land for the upcoming AIIMS there.
Asking the officers to take the fight against drug abuse and land encroachments in mission mode, she asked the DCs and SPs to work on a multi-pronged strategy to eradicate the drug menace. She said it was equally important to undertake awareness campaigns, particularly among students, about its ill effects and dangers.
Mehbooba also enquired about the status of cases of crimes against women in the districts.
She asked the DCs to compile the data regarding specially-abled students in the respective districts so that the government can come up with a plan of action to reach-out to them.
50 crore for constructing bunkers
Mehbooba also took a detailed appraisal regarding the relief, rescue and rehabilitation plans devised by the respective district administrations in view of the cross border shelling going on for some time.
She enquired about status of harvesting in the border areas and she was informed that additional ration needs to be sent to the villages of Balakote sector, which have seen a dip in crop yield due to late harvesting.
She directed initiating the process of identification of land for construction of bunkers for people of the border villages where they can stay in case of emergencies. She added that Rs 50 crore are being earmarked for construction of bunker facilities in border areas.