Thursday, May 10, 2012

Action Plan for Development and rejuvenating of water bodies discussed

Written by Newspoint Bureau
Saturday, 28 April 2012 23:10

Samba, April 28

A meeting of officers of Rural Dev Department, Revenue Department and Agriculture Deptt was held under the Chairmanship of Mubarak Singh, District Development Commissioner, Samba for implementation of Action Plan for rejuvenating and development of water Bodies i.e. community ponds/bowlies, wells etc. in the rural areas of the district. 

It was revealed that the action plan for development of water bodies in the district has been formulated and the Rural Dev Deptt has identified 427 community ponds, bowlies etc. and further that the work has already been started for rejuvenating, renovation and development of these ponds by the Rural Dev Department under MG-NREGA. It was also shared that 216 ponds have been rejuvenated & developed till date and the process is going on for repairing the remaining ponds. 

During the course of meeting, the plan for development of water bodies was thoroughly discussed and the Block Dev Officers were directed to ensure the full participation of Panchayats in this behalf and were asked to complete the task of renovating these community ponds well before the onset of Monsoon season. A committee for monitoring the implementation of the action plan under the Chairmanship of Addl District Dev Commissioner has also been constituted who shall obtain the progress reports from the Block Dev Officers on weekly basis for completing the task within the stipulated time. 

During the meeting, the Tehsildars and Naib Tehsildars were also directed to ensure that the encroachment of community ponds, if any, is removed so that the water bodies are properly developed and put to use. They were also directed to remove the encroachment of state/Kah Charai land and further that the list of such encroachments be prepared for ejecting the illegal occupants from state land and also for taking legal action against them. 

During the meeting the progress of issuance of Kissan Credit Cards (KCC) was also reviewed. It was informed that the action plan has also been prepared by the Agriculture Department for 100% coverage of KCC wherein Agriculture, Revenue Deptts and Bankers have been directed for preparation and issuance of KCC within three months. Madhav Lal, Chief Secretary, J&K on the occasion of inauguration of issuance of KCCs on 18th of April, 2012, had directed the District Administration and allied departments to ensure 100% coverage of the farmers under the scheme of Kissan Credit Cards for facilitating them to afford the inputs of agricultural activities i.e. better seeds and new techniques for diversification of the agriculture and allied activities with the financial assistance through these cards. He had also directed the District Administration for taking all necessary steps for renovating and development of water bodies. Among others, ADDC, Samba, ADC, Samba, Asstt Commissioner (Dev), Samba and District Officer from various departments attended the meeting. The Lead Bank Officer alongwith Distt Officers of JK Bank, SBI, PNB, JCC, Grameen Bank also attended the meeting and assured to provide all coordination and cooperation for issuance of Kissan Credit Cards within the time frame fixed in the action plan.

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