STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Anshul Garg on Saturday convened a series of meetings to review status of rejuvenation of water bodies/ponds under Jal Shakti Abhiyan, augmentation of power scenario and preparedness of PDD in view of summer season and status of distribution of loans to beneficiaries identified during Back to Village in the district.
While taking the review of rejuvenation of water bodies in the district, the Deputy Commissioner said that a balanced and a holistic development model is the need of hour to protect the water bodies/ponds in order to curb the scarcity of water especially in Kandi areas. The preservation, conservation and rejuvenation of ponds need a collective effort to make them free from garbage, dirt and filth so that the pristine glory of ponds could be revived,” the DC said.
He further said that vanishing ponds needed conservation, preservation and rejuvenation. The DC directed the officers of concerned department to identify, protect and upgrade these water bodies.
While taking the review of preparedness of PDD in views of summer season, The Deputy Commissioner asked the officers to inspect the buffer stock available, installation of transformers and how much stock is need to streamline the uninterrupted power supply in the district. He stressed upon the concerned officers of PDD to gear up their field staff and machinery to augment power scenario in the district. He also directed the officers to keep check on bottlenecks, if any, to provide regular power supply to the people at peak season in order to avoid inconvenience to them. Earlier, the Deputy Commissioner also reviewed the procedure and status of loan distribution to the beneficiaries identified during Back to Village program. The DC was appraised by the concerned officer that 680 beneficiaries were identified during the B2V program and distribution of loan is at different stages. The DC instructed the concerned officer to expedite the procedure of loan distribution to the beneficiaries so that they can begin their startups and earn their livelihood. ADC (Adm) Satish Kumar Sharma, CPO Yoginder Katoch, ACD Amit Vermani, DPO Sunaina Saini, MD DIC, Sudha Mehta, besides senior officers from, KVIB, DIC, PDD were present in their respective meetings.