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Union Secy RDD reviews progress of Baramulla under TAD Programme

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BARAMULLA, JULY 30: Union Secretary Rural Development Department (RDD) Amarjeet Sinha today reviewed the progress cum performance of Baramulla district in different indicators identified under the centrally sponsored Transformation of Aspirational Districts (TAD) Programme during a video conference.

The Union Secretary RDD has been appointed as the Nodal Department for four Aspirational Districts of the country which includes two districts viz Baramulla and Kupwara of J&K State.

On the occasion, District Development Commissioner (DDC) Baramulla Dr G N Itoo briefed the chair about the progress cum performance in the identified sectors viz Health and Nutrition, Education, Agriculture and Water Resources, Financial Inclusion and Basic Infrastructure. He presented a detailed information about these indicators and said that district has recorded 100% immunization achievement under Mission Indradhanush. He said that 30 health and wellness centres were also made functional.

In education sector, DDC informed that 100% electrification in High and Higher Secondary Schools have been recorded. He further said that 12 middle schools and 15 high schools were upgraded to the next level.

In Agriculture sector, Dr Itoo informed that 167 agriculture implements, 35 quintals of pulses and oil seeds, 12500 fruit plants and 120729 soil health cards were distributed among the deserving farming communities. Moreover, he added that 100% live stock vaccination has also been recorded in the district. DDC also presented detailed information about the performance recorded in other indicators including Financial Inclusion and Basic Infrastructure.

Meanwhile, DDC said that various social and developmental activities were carried out under “Back to Village” programme. He also informed that the district has achieved the top slot in NITI AYOG’s Delta Ranking in April.

Expressing satisfaction over the performance, the Secretary congratulates the district administration headed by the DDC and stressed for working with more dedication and synergy. He exhorted upon the officers to achieve saturation in all performance indicators besides assuring every possible support from the union government.

Joint Director Planning, Deputy Director Planning, CMO, CEO, ACD DSWO, CHO and various other concerned officers were present during the meeting.


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