Principle Secretary Animal, Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries and Transport Department concluded 3-day visit of Gurez sub-division during which he inaugurated various developmental projects, besides laying foundation stone and conveyed meeting.
The Principle Secretary was accompanied by Director Fisheries R.N Pandita, Director Animal Husbandry Dr. M.Y. Chaproo, Director Sheep Husbandry, Mohammad ShariefKuthoo, Joint Director Fisheries, SDM Gurez, General Manager SRTC and other district officers.
The Principle Secretary took the stock of 11000 fingerling size of trout seeds in artificial reservoir created due to construction of power project on Kishan Ganga river and NallaChurwan. He also laid foundation stone of survey/ inspection hut funded by NHPC at Dawar Gurez costing Rs. 630.78 Lakh. He was informed that the project will be completed in phase manner at Gurez and Bandipora. In first phase, the works will be executed at Gurez which will include construction of survey/inspection Hut, construction of feed store, two pairs of American type race ways, construction of farm Hut, fencing of trout farm at wanpora Gurez and laying of 300 mm pipeline with a project cost of Rs.132.22 lakh.
The Principle Secretary also inspected trout farm at Wanpora and private Hatchery at Baghtore and reviewed the progress of both the units.
Dr. Samoon inaugurated two-storey building of veterinary office cum sheep extension centre at Dawar on which Rs. 60.11 Lakh stand expended.
He also distributed medicine kits among 40 sheep breeders and also listened to grievances and demands of breeders after inaugurating another two storey veterinary Hospital cum laboratory at Dawar. Dr. Samoon distributed cheques worth Rs. 63000 among seven national Yak care takers, besides 1440 poultry chicks among house holders.
The Principle Secretary visited Shiekhpora Tulail, Tarbal, Bagtore and Izmarg to listen public issues. He assured people that their genuine demands would be considered on priority.
Dr. Samoon also convened a meeting of concerned officers which was attended by General Manager SRTC, besides ARTO Bandipora, Mouzzum Ali and other officers. The meeting discussed threadbare about the progress of various departments and public needs including basic amenities. Focus was given on transport facility and the Principle Secretary directed the concerned officers to make special arrangements of internal mini-bus service in Gurez to overcome the transport problems of the people particularly students and ailing persons. He also stressed for mini- bus service to be plied between Bandipora and Gurez. He asked all the officers to give priority to public grievances and solve them within shortest possible period. He said that the people need to be made aware about departmental and welfare schemes launched by state government and central government.
The meeting was informed that 44 carp fish and 16 trout fish units have been established in the district, besides under welfare schemes 390 registered fisherman given financial assistance for the construction of low-cost houses during 2016- 17.