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Up-grading work on Bijbehara-Shopian-Zainpora road apace: Naeem
‘Project to cost Rs 48.93 cr’

Jammu, January 10, (Scoop News)-Minister for Public Works Naeem Akhtar today informed the legislative Assembly that the widening , up-gradation of Bijberhara-Shopian road via Zainapora is in full swing and is expected to complete in next financial year (2018-19).
He said work was taken up under CRF in 2015-16 at a sanctioned cost of Rs.48.93 crore for an aggregate length of 12 kilometre from Railway junction Bijbehara to Chirtagam (RD 2500 to RD 14500M).
Replying to a question by Ajaz Ahmad Mir, the Minister said that out of a total length of 12 kilometres, a length of three kilometres has been upgraded to double lane and macadamized.
The widening of the remaining length including construction of protection works and cross drainage is in progress. He said this stretch of road is expected to be completed in the year 2018-19.
Mr. Naeem further told the House that the Aglar-Shopian road via Turkawangam under the nomenclature “T02 Shopian in Aglar” has been sanctioned under Phase-X of PMGSY for up-gradation. He said that the scheme was taken up in March, 2017 and 45 percent work has been completed by way of construction of retaining/breast walls, drains, cross drainage works, berm development in different kilometres and three kilometres of macadamization.
He further told that the scheme is targeted to be completed in September 2018 as per agreement with the executing agency.

1.5 cr mandays generated in Kishtwar, Doda in 2 years: Abdul Haq
Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Abdul Haq Khan informed the House that 1.5 crore man-days were generated during 2015-16 and 2016-17 under MGNREGA in Kishtwar and Doda districts.
Giving details, the Minister said 74.71 lakh man-days were generated in Kishtwar and 76.50 in Doda district. He said that the liabilities on account of works completed under MGNREGA during the year 2016-17 and 2017-18 in Kishtwar is Rs.65.55 crore and Rs. 57.51 crore in Doda district.
Replying to a question by G. M. Saroori, he said that the MGNREGA plan allocation for the year 2017-18 for district Kishtwar was Rs.82.22 crore and District Doda Rs.101.19 crore.
The Minister said that the Union Ministry of Rural Development, with effect from 2016-17, has revamped erstwhile IAY scheme into Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G). He said that the scheme guidelines mandates selection of beneficiaries from auto-generated list drawn out of Socio Economic Caste Census (SECC) date 2-11, after adherence of prescribed criteria of automatic inclusion, exclusion, prioritization, verification, etc.
He further said that the District Appellate Committee has been constituted with Additional District Development Commissioner as the Chairman of the Committee as per guidelines of PMAY(G) for inclusion of eligible left out beneficiaries.
Jadeed Bandobast completed in 73 villages of Tehsil Marh: Veeri
Minister for Revenue, Mr. Abdul Rehman Veeri told the House that the Jadeed Bandobast in 73 of 96 villages of Tehsil Marh was completed prior to undertaking of the Settlement Operations (revision of land records) under Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP).
He said that the remaining villages are being taken up under DILRMP for which the work has already been outsourced by J&K LaRMa through M/s Ram Tech Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
He was replying to a question raised by Choudhary Sukhnanadan Kumar.
Replying to supplementary questions, the Minister said under Phase-I of DILRMP, two districts of Jammu and Srinagar have been taken up on pilot basis along with three parallel activities across the State which includes scanning of revenue records, establishment of ground control points and development of Web based enterprise.
He further said that the survey, re-survey, digitization, scanning and computerization of registration process are targeted to be completed within 28 months in respect of Jammu and Srinagar districts. He said that the slow pace of settlement operations is on account of various reasons including shortage of staff, deployment of settlement staff in New Administrative Units and tediousness of the job.
The Minister said that a comprehensive mechanism has been put in place to rectify the errors crept in the Record-of-Rights (RoRs)/Annual Records during the revision of records. He said that aggrieved person is required to file a civil-suit with Deputy Commissioner concerned under Section 32 of the Land Revenue act for rectification of errors within a period of one year from the date of disposition of the RoRs and after one year the power lies with the Government under Section 27 of the Land Revenue Act, which have already been delegated to Financial Commissioner, Revenue.
Mr. Pawan Gupta, Mr. Deldan Namgial, Mr. Abdul Majid Paddar raised supplementary questions and called for expeditious completion of settlement process in their respective constituencies.
Rs 2.58 crore fruit Mandi coming up at Batote: Hanjura
Minister for Agriculture, Mr. Ghulam Nabi Lone (Hanjoora) informed the House that a major fruit Mandi is being developed at Batote involving an estimated cost of Rs 2.58 crore, to provide marketing facilities to the fruit growers of the area.
He said Rs 2.54 crore has been incurred on the project till ending March 2017, while an amount of Rs.26.52 lakh is being utilized during the current financial year (2017-18). He said the infrastructure being developed at the site includes walling and approach road, laboratory block, administrative block and auction area.

The Minister was replying to a question raised by legislator Neelam Kumar Langeh.
Elaborating further, the Minister said that the estimated production of Anardana in Ramban Constituency is about 1134.121 M.T against the total production of 1216.781 M.T in the district. He said that as per the commitment of the Chief Minister, the Detailed Project Report for developing Anardana Village in Ramban district has been formulated at an estimated cost of Rs.2.88 crore and is under consideration. He said that an amount of Rs.50.00 lakh has been kept as token provision in the Capex Budget 2018-19 for the implementation of the same.
Mr. Hanjura said that during 2016-17, the farmers of Ramban district were provided agriculture tools including water lifting pumps and power tillers. He said during 2017-18 the agriculture tools including manual sprayers and water distribution pipes were made available to the farmers of Ramban constituency. He said that in the areas of Ramban constituency falling in Doda district, the tools are being provided to the farmers in the shape of grain Storage Bins, Garden how, Plough, Kuddal, power tiller etc.
Meanwhile, the Minister said the government has no proposal to establish Sabzi Mandi at Assar and Batote. However, he said that the marketing facilities are being provided by establishing Apni Mandis in such areas. .
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