Patiala, July 24, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Mr. Chander Gaind, Commissioner, Patiala Division took stock of the ongoing development works in Patiala district, progress of development schemes, preparations for the third wave of Covid and projects under National Highways Authority of India and Railways, during a meeting, held with the Deputy Commissioner, Additional Deputy Commissioners and SDMs.
Mr. Gaind directed the district authorities to ensure timely completion of all the development projects started in the district and also to extend the benefits of the public welfare schemes of the government to the lower level.
Mr. Chander Gaind expressed his satisfaction over the progress of all the ongoing projects including the development schemes started with special funds released by the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and MP Mrs Preneet Kaur for the development of the district. He also directed all the SDMs to be alert of the possible danger of floods in view of the rainy season.
Deputy Commissioner, Mr Kumar Amit apprised about the preparations to deal with the third wave of Covid besides progress of development works including Katra Expressway under National Highways, canal based water supply at Patiala, new bus stand, setting uo of a museum at Mohindra Kothi, Heritage Street, beautification of Chhoti Nadi and Baddi Nadi, Infrastructural Development of Rajindra Hospital, Construction of Sports University. Informed the Divisional Commissioner .
Mr Kumar Amit said that the first phase of Rs. 550 crore project to provide canal based 24×7 water supply to Patiala city would be completed by February 2022. The first phase of the new bus stand coming up on Rajpura road in 8 acres of land, will be completed by November this year. Similarly, 60 percent dairies from the city will be shifted to new Complex by September.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development), Dr Mrs Preeti Yadav presented the report on goals having been met under 14th and 15th Finance Commission on Rural Development, MGNREGA, National Rural Livelihood Mission, Self Help Groups, Jal Jeevan Mission, progress of Canal Water based Projects; Mandoli and Pabra and other development schemes.
Elaborating on the performance of the District Bureau of Employment and Enterprise, Mrs Yadav said that under the Skill Development Program, skilled workers were being provided as per the demand of the established industries in the district.
She said that the construction work of school walls, classrooms, playgrounds, crematoriums, has been done through MGNREGA. The work of Anganwadis has also been completed 100 percent. The Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao scheme has been running successfully in the district and at present the sex ratio improved to 934.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (Urban Development), Gautam Jain presented a detailed report on the completion of the first phase of the Punjab Urban Development Projects and the work in progress under the second phase.
Mr Jain said that under solid waste management in the district, the piles of garbage are being disposed of under bioremediation. He also presented the progress report of the Basera Scheme launched by the Chief Minister to provide proprietary rights to the homeless in the district.
Other officers who attended the meeting included ADC (G) Mrs Pooja Sayal Grewal, SDMs, Ankurjit Singh Dudhan Sadhan, Charanjit Singh Patiala, Kala Ram Kansal Nabha, Naman Markan Sunam, Mrs Palika Arora Patran and Khushdil Singh Rajoura, Assistant Commissioner (General) Jasleen Kaur Bhullar, Assistant Commissioner (Grievances) Ms Kiran Sharma and National Highways Authority’s Patiala Area Project Director, Nishant Sharma.