LG Manoj Sinha Chairs Srinagar District and Srinagar Municipality Review Meeting – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism

  • Reviews various development works in addition to the implementation and progress of projects executed by the district administration and the municipality
  • Lt. Governor Inaugurates 18 Development Projects Worth Rs 65.15 Crore of Srinagar District Online
  • Lays the foundation stone of Chattarhama Rabies and Animal Vaccination Center

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 8: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today chaired a review meeting of Srinagar District and Srinagar Municipal Corporation, at SKICC.
During the meeting, the Lieutenant Governor reviewed various development works in addition to the implementation and progress of projects carried out by the district administration and the municipality.
The Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Sh Mohammad Aijaz and SMC Commissioner, Sh Athar Amir Khan gave a detailed briefing to the President on the status of various projects and programs and other initiatives of the district administration and the SMC, respectively.
Observing that the city of Srinagar is visited by people from across the country and abroad, the Lieutenant Governor stressed the need for holistic development of the city and public amenities. He said the focus should not just be on improving aesthetics, but on making the infrastructure more user-friendly and utilitarian.
The Lieutenant Governor advised the officials to make efforts to transform the Srinagar Municipal Corporation into a sustainable entity and ensure that the processes of public service delivery are smooth and institutionalized across the city. “There is a need for a revenue generation campaign to further expand and improve the quality of public services provided by SMC,” he said.
The Commissioner, SMC also briefed the Chairman on the status of the projects being implemented under Srinagar Smart City Ltd.
Earlier, the Lieutenant Governor online inaugurated 18 development projects worth Rs 65.15 cr of Srinagar district and laid the foundation stone of Chattarhama Animal Birth Control and Rabies Vaccination Center.
The Lieutenant Governor also requested details of the payment of benefits to eligible beneficiaries under the various public welfare and social security schemes by the relevant departments. He gave explicit instructions to officials to saturate the coverage of welfare schemes. He further tasked the Deputy Commissioner of Srinagar to carry out extensive IEC activities for the coverage of excluded beneficiaries.
Reviewing the status of various schemes in the agriculture sector, the Lieutenant Governor instructed relevant officials to ensure that benefits from all UT and central government schemes reach eligible beneficiaries.
The Lieutenant Governor also gave an update on the status of daily milk production and processing in Srinagar, in addition to the efforts made by the concerned department to control lumpy skin disease in cattle. He was informed that only 38 cases have been reported in 18 days and vaccination of livestock is proceeding with alacrity.
The Lieutenant Governor also reviewed the functioning of various departments in the district including Jal Shakti, Power Development, School Education, Revenue, Industries & Commerce, KVIB, KVIC and asked relevant officers for details on progress.
During the review of various citizen-centric services, it was advised that appropriate action will be taken against officials responsible for causing undue delays in the delivery of public services.
Directives have been issued to integrate all citizen-centric services into the Integrated Command and Control Center.
Asked about the development of Jhelum Riverfront, the Lieutenant Governor was informed that two components of the project would be completed this year. The Lieutenant Governor called for the development of the local water-based economy and the beautification of water bodies and the areas around them.
Deadlines were given for the completion of various infrastructure projects and directives were also issued to achieve greater progress this year in terms of project completion than last year.
Later, the Lieutenant Governor also met with public delegations and listened to their issues and demands. He received briefs of claims from different groups of public delegations and ensured appropriate redress of their issues on merit.
Junaid Azim Mattu, SMC Mayor; Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; Atal Dulloo, Additional Chief Secretary, Agricultural Production Department; Vivek Bhardwaj, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Finance; Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor; Administrative Secretaries, Kashmir Divisional Commissioner, DIG, CKR; SSP Srinagar, in addition to relevant officials from operational departments and executing agencies, were present at the meeting.

Melissa C. Keyes