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Sharma takes stock of developmental works at Leh

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LEH, JULY 15: Advisor to Governor, K.K. Sharma convened a meeting with the district officers to take stock of the ongoing projects and other major issues concerning developmental works in the Leh district here today.

The meeting was attended by Divisional Commissioner Ladakh, Saugat Biswas, District Development Commissioner, Leh, Avny Lavasa, ADDC, Leh Moses Kunzang, SE PWD, SE PDD, SE PMGSY and all the district officers of Leh district.

DC, Leh gave a detailed presentation on the Capex budget outlay, various centrally sponsored schemes, physical achievements during 2018-19, physical status of components under different schemes and report on PWD, PHE and Power sector including LREDA. The issue of shortage of manpower in various departments was highlighted and request was made to create posts for LREDA considering its vital role in providing electricity to remote villages through solar.

DC also apprised about the three big projects to be taken under languishing which include construction of open stadium and youth hostel, construction of cold storage with 1000 metric tons capacity and Ice Hockey Rink of which 30% work is completed.

Addressing the meeting, the Advisor urged the officers to do constructive engagement and try to solve the issues at local level. He asked them to do a constant follow up for proper procedure in getting technical and administrative approval to get funds sanctioned. He stressed on ensuring correct execution of every project with precise expenditure of fund, photographs of work status of project and its quality assurance.

The Advisor enquired in detail to the issues of PHE, PDD, LREDA and other departments. He also enquired about work status, problems and challenges in carrying out different projects He urged the officers to complete the projects keeping close coordination with allied departments and to take scientific and technical consultation and help in finding solutions to different engineering issues. He gave assurance to extend full support in carrying out the developmental works in the district to benefit the local community at large.

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