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JAMMU: The Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam on Friday chaired a meeting to review the sector-wise implementation of PMDP projects in terms of the physical and financial progress achieved till date.Extensive deliberations were held to review the progress of key developmental projects to augment infrastructure in road, power, and renewable energy sectors. The meeting also reviewed the progress of projects in healthcare, education, tourism, horticulture, sports, PHE, irrigation and flood control and housing & urban development besides relief, rehabilitation and development package for migrants and displaced persons.The Chief Secretary impressed upon the Administrative Secretaries to regularly review the execution of PMDP projects and address bottlenecks, if any, to ensure timely execution of these projects. It was informed that majority of the projects are advancing as per decided timelines and are at various stages of completion. Besides, the lagging projects are also being assiduously pursued by the concerned officers to ensure their smooth implementation.In the road sector, the Chief Secretary reviewed the progress of ring road projects around Srinagar and Jammu cities, Zojila Tunnel, Kargil-Zanskar road, Srinagar-Shopian-Qazigund, Jammu-Akhnoor-Poonch, Chenani-Sudhmahadev roads and the 4 Lanning of National Highway from Jammu to Srinagar.In the tourism sector, the progress in regard to various tourism circuits including Gulmarg-Baramulla-Kupwara-Leh and Mantalai-Sudhmahadev-Patnitop, Jammu-Rajouri-Shopian-Pulwama and Anantnag-Pahalgam-Kishtwar-Ranjit Sagar Dam and Wular lake development was reviewed. The Department was asked to begin work on additional circuits under Adventure, Heritage and Ecotourism categories at the earliest. In the health sector, it was informed that various infrastructure is being created in District Hospitals, Sub-District Hospitals and Primary Health Centres which will be completed by the end of the current financial year. On-going works on the two AIIMS coming up at Samba and Awantipora were also reviewed.In the higher education sector, it was informed that works on IIT- Jammu campus are being executed as per schedule.Under the Himayat scheme, it was mentioned that against the target of 1 lakh youth to be trained in wage employment by placement linked scheme over a span of 5 years, 65 proposals for 90,792 candidates have been cleared so far. The Chief Secretary also reviewed the progress of iconic projects of Jammu and Kashmir including Hydro-Electric Projects (HEP) of Kiru, Kwar, Shahpur Kandi and Ujh, and the Gas Pipeline. The Administrative Secretaries of the departments of Health & Medical Education, Home, Housing & Urban Development, Power Development, Public Works, Jal Shakti, Rural Development, Disaster Management, Tourism, Youth Services & Sports and Higher Education participated in the meeting.
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