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Ensure no delay in central schemes’ implementation: Dhami

By Our Staff Reporter 
Dehradun, 6 July: Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami reviewed the Rural Development and Panchayati Raj departments, in connection with achieving the goals of Strong Uttarakhand by the year 2025 on Thursday at the Secretariat.
During the review of the short, medium and long-term roadmap prepared by these departments, the Chief Minister instructed the officials that the schemes under which the central and state shares are in the ratio of 90 and 10, respectively must be expedited. After the completion of the utilization certificate and other necessary procedures, he instructed to ensure arrangements for sending the proposal to the Central Government soon.
“There should be no unnecessary delay in centrally sponsored schemes at the government level” he added. Chief Minister instructed the officers that if any schemes are pending before 2020 in the ratio of 90 and 10 Central and State shares respectively, their full details should be given.
During the review of the Rural Development Department, the Chief Minister instructed the officers that besides promoting the local products of Uttarakhand, better arrangements should be made for marketing the products and also for online marketing.
All necessary arrangements should be made to streamline the products of Uttarakhand which are in high demand, he instructed the officials adding that the decisions being taken in the meetings and the action taken in the implementation of those decisions should be given first in the next meeting.
CM instructed the officers that whatever development works are being done in the villages, priority should be given to the local people. Revolving funds should be arranged for schemes in case of delay in payment of material components from the Government of India level due to any reason.
During the review of the Panchayati Raj Department, Dhami directed the officers to speed up the process of making all village panchayats ODF plus. Solar lights should be promoted in villages. Work should be done fast in the direction of computerization in gram panchayats without computers.
It was informed in the meeting that a target has been set to create 150 lakh man-days in the financial year 2023-24 under MNREGA. Under MNREGA, good work is being done in the direction of Amrit Sarovar and water conservation and augmentation. The financial progress in MNREGA, Deendayal Antyodaya- National Rural Livelihood Mission and Rural Business Incubator was 44, 59 and 42 percent higher respectively as compared to last year. To double the economy through rural development, work is being done on the convergence of various line departments under MNREGA. Deendayal Antyodaya – National Rural Livelihood Mission, work is being done on the development of value chain-based marketing facilities. A target has been set to make 1.25 lakh Lakhpati Didi by 2025. So far, 40 thousand lakhpati didis have been made in the state.
Rural Development Minister Ganesh Joshi, Additional Chief Secretary Radha Raturi, Secretary RK Meenakshi Sundaram, Nitesh Jha, Dr R Rajesh Kumar, Additional Secretary Anand Swaroop, Nitika Khandelwal and concerned officers were present.