Under the chairmanship of the Transport minister and minister in-charge of Dehradun district, Yashpal Arya, an outlay of Rs 60.18 crore was finalised for the district development works for the current financial year.
Addressing the meeting, DPC member secretary, chief development officer GS Rawat informed about the guidelines received from the government.
He also stated that in this financial year budget will be first allocated to clear 70 per cent of the old pending works and 30 per cent amount will be given for the new works. “The damaged drinking water and other repair schemes should be given the highest priority.
These works should be completed in a time bound manner,” Rawat added.In the meeting he also emphasised on according priority to water conservation, promotion and efficient management, while converting the inter-departmental coordination to the guidelines of the government.
He said, “Priority should be accorded to proposed schemes in spheres like agriculture, gardening, irrigation, minor irrigation and veterinary service as these will also help in reducing migration.”
It was stated in the meeting that in the last five years, about Rs 4056.72 crore less has been received under the district plan due to which various departments are yet to clear their dues for works done.
District magistrate SA Murugesan thanked the members present in the meeting and appreciated the work proposals submitted by them.