43% target achieved under MGNREGA, 42000 IHHLs constructed during current fiscal
JAMMU, NOVEMBER 28: Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice Abdul Haq today chaired maiden meeting of the State Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee (SLVMC) which was constituted in August this year to oversee and ensure effective implementation of various schemes of the Union Ministry of Rural Development in the State.
Speaking on the occasion, Abdul Haq said SLVMC is an effective platform for ensuring transparency, participation, consultation and accountability in implementation of developmental programmes which has been the priority of the coalition government lead by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. He said the committee has to recommend ways to expedite works and ensure judicious and productive use of funds. He said the Committee also ensures a key role for the public representatives in the monitoring of the developmental programmes.
The Minister said the intent is to remove bottlenecks in the implementation of centrally sponsored schemes and to ensure better coordination and adherence to the guidelines laid down by the Government of India for implementation of various centrally sponsored schemes particularly in the Rural Development sector.
The meeting took a holistic review of the major flagship programmes including MGNREGA, NRLM, IWMP, PMGSY, SBM, ICDS, SSA, MDM and National Health Mission.
The meeting was attended by Legislators, M Y Bhat, RS Pathania and Shah Muhammad Tantray besides administrative secretaries of various departments were also present in the meeting.
The Committee discussed various issues and bottlenecks that come in way of effective implementation of the schemes and debated over the solutions and made various recommendations.
During the meeting, Secretary RDD, Kifayat Hussain Rizvi presented a detailed overview of the functioning of the department. It was given out in the meeting that under MGNREGA, the department has achieved 43% as 27285 works have been completed out of 64149 works taken up. Under the scheme the government has been able to provide jobs to 10.40 lakh youth which include 3.86 lakh women and 5953 differently abled persons.
Under Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), 42000 Individual Household Latrines (IHHL) have been constructed this year. The meeting was informed that 17.31 crores have been utilized till date out of the total availability of Rs 37.83 crore.
Under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojna (PMAY), the department has achieved 48.97% target by spending Rs 10.39 crore out of the available budget of Rs 21.21 crore.
In Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP), the department has treated 71060 hectares of land comprising of 446 water micro sheds while under PMKSY 219 schemes have been completed till March 2016.
The meeting was further informed that the education department has spent Rs 903.78 crore under SSA, out of the total available budget of Rs 991.45 crore.
Earlier Abdul Haq inaugurated the renovated Panchayat Bhavan and the attached conference hall at Rail Head Jammu.