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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.


PTI Last Updated at 04-08-2018 22:36:16 IST India
J&K: Governor Vohra calls for collective efforts for  development of Doda

Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra today called for coordinated efforts to put the hilly Doda district back on the development track.

"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.

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.

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.

"The pace of development works should be expedited and the officers should regularly conduct field visits to keep track of the progress in works," he said.

The governor also emphasised upon the officers to put in coordinated efforts to address various bottlenecks in executing the works within their deadlines.

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'.

After reaching the district, the Governor had discussions with the legislators from the area and sought detailed feedback from them regarding the developmental issues of the district.

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.

The legislators unanimously welcomed the Governor's decision to hold the long- pending elections and stated that Doda shall register over 80 per cent turnout at both the polls, the spokesman said.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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