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Justice (Retd.) Hasnain Masoodi chairs DISHA meeting at Anantnag

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ANANTNAG: Member Parliament, Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency, Justice (Retd.) Hasnain Masoodi today chaired the District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committees (DISHA) meeting at Dak Bungalow Khanabal, here.

Addressing PRI members and officers of district administration, Masoodi said that the aim of the DISHA meeting is to identify any impediments in the implementation of welfare schemes so that effective solutions can be worked out.

He said that DISHA is a multi-departmental forum to evaluate development activities across the spectrum and to identify gap areas. He said that several CSS schemes are presently operational in the district and monitoring their implementation is essential to ensure that intended benefits percolate to genuine beneficiaries.

Masoodi reviewed various schemes including MGNREGA, PMAY, NRLM, NHM, Ayushman Bharat/ JK Sehat Scheme, JSY, JSSK PMGSY, SBM, IDPS, RDSS, JJM, AIBP, PMKSY, ICDS, DILRMP, ICPS, MSK, OSC-W, NFBS, Credit Linkage, etc.

He also took the department-wise extensive review of Horticulture, Agriculture, and Animal and Sheep Husbandry.

While taking stock of Department wise progress, MP stressed upon bettering the performance under these schemes, especially under power transmission and distribution schemes, MGNREGA, SBM, PMAY, NRLM, JJM, and ICPS.

Focusing on the welfare measures for dairy farmers, the MP said that while milk production in the district is on the rise, however, increased intervention for improving the marketability of milk produce is essential to increase the income of dairy farmers.

He said that a DPR has been framed for establishing a mandi in Rampora area for the benefit of fruit growers. He also said that a project for the replacement of barbed wire from the electrical network is underway.

Regarding MRI and PET scan facilities, he said that such facilities should be available in the District Hospital and he has held talks with the Ministry of Health in this regard. He also said the maternity hospital needs to be shifted and a report regarding the feasibility of the move has been solicited. He further said that a press club must be established in the District and he will designate funds from MPLAD for the same.

Prior to this, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anantnag, Dr Basharat Qayoom apprised the chair of developments across various sectors. He said that works under District CAPEX are being taken up with added vigour and estimation and tendering has been completed in most projects and several works are under execution.

He assured the chair that regular reviews are being held separately with departments to identify any gap areas.

The DC said that Block Diwas is being held regularly to listen to people’s grievances. He informed the chair that several services, particularly related to revenue, are being provided online for the benefit of citizens.

The meeting was attended by DDC Chairman MY Gorsi, ADDC, President MC Anantnag, DDC members, JD Planning, PO ICDS, ACR, ACD, SEs of R&B, Hydraulic and PDD, CMO, CEO, CAHO, CHO, Executive Engineers of Jal Shakti, PWD, Irrigation, Flood Control, PMGSY, DD Fisheries, DSWO, DSHO and other officials of District Administration.

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