LAHDC Kargil approves Rs. 232.42 cr Annual Plan

KARGIL: The annual Capex Budget of Rs. 232.42 crore of LAHDC, Kargil for the year 2020-2021 was approved during a meeting of the Executive Council under the chairmanship of the Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor LAHDC Kargil, Feroz Ahmad Khan.

The budget comprises of a total allocation of Rs. 10637.73 lakh under the Engineering Sector and Rs. 12604.27 lakh under the Non-Engineering Sector for execution of major works and the purchase of Machinery and Equipments and Motor Vehicles.

Executive Councillor for Social Welfare Aga Syed Mujtaba Mosavi, Executive Councillor for Rural Development Er Phunsog Tashi, Executive Councillor for Works Aga Syed Abbass Razvi, Executive Councillor for Health Muhammad Ali Chandan, Deputy Commissioner and CEO,LAHDC, Kargil Baseer ul Haq Choudhary, Chief Planning Officer Kargil Abdul Hadi besides other concerned officers were present in the meeting.

The CEC on the occasion said that since the Annual General Council Meeting could not be held this year due to the prevailing situation triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual plan is to be approved in the meeting of the Executive Council.

The Chairman further stated that prior to the approval of the draft plan, due consent has been taken from all the 30 Councilors of the LAHDC, Kargil.

The meeting held threadbare discussions on the allocation of funds and execution of work on different schemes in all sectors.

The CEC said the focused sectors of the Council this year will be Health, Education, Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal and Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries. He further stated that focus would also be laid to strengthen the Cooperative Societies in the district to make them efficient, functional and resourceful.

The meeting also decided to fix a ceiling of Rs 1.50 Crores in respect of all new schemes/works in different sectors besides the enhancement of CCDF funds of the Councilors as well as the Untied Funds of the CEC, LAHDC, Kargil and the DC/CEO, LAHDC, Kargil to deal with emergency situations.

It was revealed in the meeting that funds have been allocated this year for construction of Kargil House at Sonamarg besides funds have also been kept for the construction of Girls and Boys hostels at Jammu as well as the renovation of Kargil House Srinagar.

Meanwhile, the CEC Kargil urged the Executive Councilors and the Deputy Commissioner Kargil to instruct all sectoral officers to start the development works in the right earnest besides pacing them up keeping in view the short working season.

The CEC also expressed gratitude to the Lieutenant Governor Ladakh Radha Krishna Mathur for allotting an enhanced ceiling of Rs 232.42 Crore for the annual Capex Budget of Kargil district for the year 2020-2021.

Khan said that utmost care should also be taken to ensure that funds earmarked are properly utilized for the particular scheme and strict adherence of codal formalities is ensured.


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