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PULWAMA: District Development Commissioner Pulwama Ghulam Mohammad Dar, today made an extensive tour of Galandar, Jawbiyara, Dogripora and Brahbundun villages of the District and dedicated three lift irrigation schemes to the people of the area. The DDC was accompanied by Assistant Commissioner Development Pulwama, Chief Medical Officer Pulwama, Executive Engineer I&FC and other officials of the line departments.

Hundreds of kanals in Galandar, Jawbiyara, Dogripora and Brahbundun villages will get irrigation facility through these lift irrigation schemes. The projects have been constructed by Mechanical and Irrigation department and would meet the growing need of irrigation water in the areas. Local farmers of these areas applauded the efforts of District Administration for the fulfilment of these long pending demands as irrigation is seen a critical input for the agriculture.

While interacting with the people of the areas, DDC said that top priority has been accorded to irrigation projects. He said all left or defunct lift irrigation pumps will be made functional on priority so that the farmers are benefited at the earliest.

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  • Divisional Commissioner asks for heightened vigil in identified areas

JAMMU:  Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma today directed enforcement agencies to take stringent measures and heighten surveillance to prevent illegal mining on Tawi river bed and removal of unauthorized constructions along the river banks. Chairing a meeting to review the implementation of Jammu and Kashmir High Court directions issued in response to a string of PILs, the Div Com asked the concerned departments to identify the unauthorized and illegal constructions in the city areas and the catchment area of Tawi river and initiate extensive anti encroachment drive.

The Div Com asked the Geology and Mining department to properly demarcate the auction beds and initiate stern action against the illegal mining. He further directed for taking action against illegal stone crushers not following the set norms and guidelines.

The meeting was attended by SSP Jammu, Vivek Gupta,Chief engineer PHE Ashok Gandotra, Chief Engineer I&FC KK Magotra,   Chief Engineer PHE Ashok Gandotra, Chief Engineer I&FC KK Magotra, Commissioner JMC Arvind Kotwal, VC JDA  P.S Rathore, DFO Jammu Sat Paul, Joint Director Geology and Mining Manisha Sarin, Assistant Commissioner Revenue Nissar Ahmed, Project Manager ERA Ajay Gupta, Executive Engineer UEED, Dy Director Tourism  besides other senior functionaries  of various departments.

Joint Director Geology and mining apprised Div Com that the CCTVs have been installed on various locations to keep check on illegal activities, while out of 14 unauthorized stone crushers 8 have been sealed. The Div Com asked the SSP Jammu to prepare a surveillance grid where intercepting and surveillance unit will be located and manpower will be placed.

The Div Com instructed the concerned functionaries for maintaining a daily visual evidence of the identified areas and deal firmly if any change in the status that indicates any encroachment or illegal construction is noticed. He directed VC Jammu Development Authority  to complete the Geo tagging of the areas falling within its jurisdiction.

The Div Com asked the departments to share the details of illegal structure with police so that necessary action can be initiated and further directed for conducting physical verification of status of illegal encroachments. He asked the JMC, JDA and Revenue departments to nominate officers within their areas to make roundups to restrict illegal construction.

He asked them to take legal action against the person who creates hurdle during anti encroachment drives. The meeting also reviewed the progress achieved in demolition of illegal structures constructed in some localities and asked the concerned to submit compliance reports. Later, the Div com chaired a meeting with DCs of Jammu province to review  the data entering and uploading for  Ayushman Bharat scheme.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Director Health services Jammu Dr. Chander Parkash, CMO Jammu, Deputy CMO Jammu and all DC’s  and CMO’s of Jammu province through Video Conference. The Deputy Director Health services informed about that the scheme has the benefit cover of Rs. 5 lakh per family per year. The target beneficiaries of the proposed scheme will be more than 10 crore families belonging to poor and vulnerable population based on SECC data.

The Div Com directed DC’s and CMO’s of Jammu province ensure timely uploading of  data for SECC database. Meanwhile, the Div Com attended an awareness/ interaction program with farmers of litchi village organized by department of horticulture. On the occasion, the div com distributed litchi plants among farmers from Marh block and appreciated the initiatives of the department. He asked the farmers to use organic fertilizers instead of chemical fertilizers in their fields.

Director Horticulture Anuradha Gupta, Chief Horticulture Officer Jammu, Deputy Director Central, Horticulture Development officers and other senior functionaries of the department were also present on the occasion. The Div Com was informed by Director horticulture that the scheme is being implemented on 60 Ha land in Marh Block.

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SRINAGAR: Taking a strong cognizance illegal and unscientific mining practices, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed all Deputy Commissioners to stop the illegal extraction of minerals like Sand and Bajri from rivers, tributaries and streams immediately and take strict legal action against the violators. The Divisional Commissioner issued these directions while reviewing the status of mining activities in rivers, tributaries and streams across the valley including Leh and Kargil districts.  

 He also directed all DCs to constitute committees to intimate action against illegal miners and immediately seize the equipment used in illegal mining. All DCs should monitor mining activities, mining plan, NOCs and permission checking in their respective districts and send the complete report to the Divisional Commissioners office within ten daysIt was informed that Illegal and unscientific mining practices have led to large-scale damage to river bodies and its embankments.

The Div Com asked the Geology and Mining department to properly demarcate the auction beds. He further directed for taking action against illegal stone crushers. He further stressed to expedite the formulation of a comprehensive strategy, in coordination with the Deputy Commissioners, Geology & Mining and Irrigation & Flood Control departments to curb the illegal activity on rivers, tributaries and streams across the valley.

Div Com made it clear that non-compliance or further delay in this regard would not be tolerated.  Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Syed Abid Rashid Shah, Director Geology & Mining, Superintending Engineers of Irrigation & Flood Control, Assistant Commissioner and other concerned officers were present in the meeting whereas all Deputy Commissioners of the valley including Leh & Kargil participated the meeting through video conferencing.