J&K: Governor Vohra calls for collective efforts for development of Doda
Continuing his public outreach programme, Vohra today visited Doda for a first-hand appraisal of the pace of various developmental works in the hilly district.
“The officers need to lead from the front in reaching out to the people to mitigate their problems and infuse new life in the institutions at the cutting edge level to address the developmental concerns of the public,” said Vohra, addressing an officers' meeting.
Given the mountainous topography of the district and difficulty in reaching some its remote areas, the Governor sought specific details about the progress of various road building projects in the district, particularly those financed by the Central Road Fund, NABARD's Rural Infrastructure Development Fund and the PMGSY.
He laid special emphasis on the construction of Government Medical College, Doda, and directed the concerned agencies to accelerate the pace of work to ensure its completion within the stipulated deadline.
Vohra ordered the release of Rs four crore for putting at the disposal of the district development commissioner for execution of the unfinished works, besides releasing another Rs one crore fund of 'untied grant for developmental purposes'.
The legislators apprised the governors of several problems faced by their respective constituencies and called for the speedy execution of the long-pending works in the district, an official spokesman said.
He said the Governor called upon all the legislators to spread awareness about the vital importance of the forthcoming elections to municipalities and panchayats for the establishment of grass root democracy in the state.
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