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Dr Farooq chairs DISHA meeting of Srinagar district

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Srinagar: In order to review the progress of different Centrally sponsored schemes under implementation the Member of Parliament (MP), Srinagar-Budgam-Ganderbal Constituency, Dr Farooq Abdullah Thursday chaired a meeting of District Development Coordination & Monitoring Committee, (DISHA) of District Srinagar here at SKICC.

Mayor Srinagar Junaid Azim Mattoo, Chairman District Development Council, Malik Aftab Ahmad, BDC Members, SMC Corporators and members of local Panchayat bodies were present in the meeting.

At the outset, the Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad gave a detailed overview of the developmental scenario and progress achieved under different schemes/programmes, particularly in implementation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes through a PowerPoint Presentation.

Addressing the officers, the MP, Dr Farooq Abdullah said that the aim of holding the DISHA meeting was to identify the developmental requirements and facilitate smooth implementation of govt schemes in the District.

The MP took a comprehensive review of various schemes being implemented by the RDD, PWD, PDD, PHE, Health, Education, Agriculture, Horticulture, Social Welfare, Labour, Employment, Urban Development Department and other departments and asked the officers to work with dedication and missionary zeal and ensure that the benefits of all government schemes reach to the genuine beneficiaries in a time bound manner besides disseminating information about these schemes.

He also stressed for timely completion of all developmental projects and emphasized on elected Public Representatives to work in tandem with District Administration for effective outcomes of schemes.

The MP also asked officers to ensure successful implementation of different self-employment schemes for providing job opportunities to the youth of the district.

While appreciating the District Administration for its work in various sectors, the MP stressed on a prompt and efficient public delivery mechanism in the District and formulating plans for overall prosperity and development of people.

The MP also called for collective contribution from one and all in fighting against the drug menace so that it is completely eliminated to save younger generations from hazardous effects of the drug abuse.

Later, Smart City Projects were also reviewed. The chairman DISHA committee gave his suggestions for better management of Smart city projects.

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