Budget Reserved for putting up crash barriers and repair of accident prone areas ( black spots)

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Dehradun 22 June, 2018-Uttarakhand Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat through video conferencing with all District Magistrates reviewed the progress of the work done on announcements made by him for the departments of tourism, irrigation, water and public works department at secretariat, here on Friday.

Taking the issue of road accidents seriously Chief Minister directed the officials of the Public Works Department (PWD) to finish the repair works of all the identified accident prone areas (black spots) and put up crash barriers keeping in view the coming rainy season on priority basis. He said that sufficient amount for repair of accident prone areas (black spots) and putting up crash barriers would be reserved in the budget. He also talked about making EAP of Rs. four thousand crores for construction of bridges in the state.

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  • A working plan soon to encourage irrigation through pipeline and drip irrigation in the state- Chief Minister
  • Each District Magistrate has been released interim amount of Rs 50 lakh each for “ 13 districts ,13 destinations” tourism scheme
  • Focus to popularize homestay scheme amongst common people in remote areas
  • Irrigation department has been made chief executive agency for constructing drainage system, its maintenance and supervision

During the review of the progress on the works on the announcements made by the Chief Minister regarding Public Works Department (PWD), concerned officials informed that work on 348 announcements have been completed out of total 488 announcements.  The work on remaining 138 announcements will be completed by December 2018. The department has taken up works announced by Chief Minister on priority basis.

 Chief Minister giving directions to all the district magistrates for quick action said that all the projects under PWD in which clearance for land from forest department is required should be cleared within 15 days and report sent to the state government.

Showing his displeasure at shoddy work done on covering of ‘Nallah’ (drain) at Mannuganj in Dehradun by irrigation officials, Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat said that the help of experienced agencies and experts should be taken under master plan for maintenance of ‘Nallahs’ (drains).

The Chief Minister also announced that irrigation department will be the chief executive agency for construction, maintenance and supervision works of drainage system. It was informed that work on 30 announcements made by the Chief Minister regarding irrigation works out of total 70 announcements has been completed. The Detailed Project Report (DPR) of 18 announcements have been prepared while work on DPRs of 20 announcements has been going on.    Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat directed the concerned officials to prepare and submit the DPRs of 20 remaining announcements byAugust 15. He also directed that work on construction small check dams, ponds and preservation of rivers should be done seriously. Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat said that a plan for gravity based scheme for water availability at Bhararisain should be prepared.  He said that efforts should be made in right earnest to bring gravity based water available at Gairsain.

Song dam and Watermill hub at Dehradun

 Regarding the construction of Song dam, officials informed that a target to complete the construction of Song dam within 350 working days has been prepared. All the geo-survey work of the dam has been completed. The dam will be 148 meters tall having a submerged area of 76 hectares and will have a lake of 4 square kilometers. The Song dam will provide water from Ragadgoan to Haldwadi on gravity basis.

 Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat said that a watermill hub will be developed in Dehradun. He said that 20 to 25 watermill can be developed which will not only be a tourist attraction but will also preserve the tradition also.

It was informed by Peyjal department that work on 70 announcement made by the Chief Minister of the department will be completed this year. Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat told the district magistrates that detailed survey should be done for water preservation to build small check dams, ponds and to recharge old water resources.  Chief Minister directed the Secretary, Peyjal to convene a meeting urgently to prepare a work plan for encouraging irrigation through pipeline and drip irrigation. He also said that progressive farmers of the state should be sent on tour to know about the best agricultural practices throughout the country.

Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat told district magistrates that the state government is celebrating the year as employment year. He said that  while working on various projects and schemes it should be kept in mind that more and more employment opportunities could be generated. Chief Minister said that besides rejuvenation of Rispana and Kosi rivers, he wants to develop them as new attraction for tourists. Talking cognizance of complaints of some tourists, Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat directed forest officials of Uttarkashi to adopt cordial behavior with tourists.

 Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat directed the district magistrates to constantly review the relief and rescue works and activate the machinery keeping in view the coming rainy season.  The Chief Minister also sought feedback from district magistrates on DBT( direct benefit transfer) enthusiasm amongst general public on DBT, quality of ration given to beneficiaries of various schemes and availability of kerosene in their respective districts.

To develop new tourist destinations under “ 13 districts ,13 destinations” scheme, an interim amount of Rs. 50 lakh each has been released to each district magistrates. Each district magistrate was asked to ensure completion of online registration of present home stay scheme soon and also complete the process of selection as per new homestay scheme given to the districts so that the state government can advertise and publicize the scheme. The cluster based homestay scheme should be started. The state government has set a target of 5000 home stays till 2020. The work to select 2000 beneficiaries of home stay has to be completed by the end of this year. Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat asked all the district magistrates to publicize home stay scheme through various communication mediums and organize camps for common people in remote areas.

Additional Chief Secretary Om Parkash, Principal Secretary Anand Vardhan, Secretary Amit Singh Negi, Dilip Jawalkar and all district magistrates through video conferencing were present in the meeting.

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