From A Reporter
SHILLONG, April 20: The Meghalaya State Development Reforms Commission had a comprehensive meeting on April 18, 2017 at Circuit House, Tura to review the status of implementation of schemes and programmes undertaken by various departments in the district.
Budget provisions of the previous and current financial years, activities taken up, constraints and problems faced, relevant Acts and Rules followed by various departments, and strategies to improve delivery mechanisms of all district offices for effective implementation of all Centrally Sponsored Schemes/State Sponsored Schemes were comprehensively discussed during the meeting.
The meeting was headed by Sengman R. Marak, Co-Chairman and Ex-MLA along with SP Thapa, Co-Chairman, SDRC in the presence of FM Dopth, Member Secretary, SDRC and Vijay Raj, Vice-Chairman, SDRC. The Additional Deputy Commissioner and D.C. in-charge of West Garo Hills, Block Development Officers, and heads of around 14 departments in West Garo Hills District were present in the meeting.
The meeting also observed that there are many schemes pending due to paucity of funds and the Commission has decided to follow up the matters so that the schemes can be completed soon.
The district officers further shared their problems and it was also decided that the Commission shall look into the matter and follow up the same and find ways and means to solve the problems by bringing up the matter to the concerned officials/departments.
The Commission has taken strong exception to those departments who did not appear before the commission and show cause shall be issued. But at the same time, the Commission appreciated all the departments for their cooperation.
The SDRC members along with the concerned implementing heads conducted field visits on the 19th April, 2017 to various project sites and had interactions with the beneficiaries at Digri Chiring Fish Farm and Fish Sanctuary at Chasingre, Horticulture Projects at Rongram Horti Hub, Water Harvesting structure at Samingre, Orange Plantation and Model Citrus Nursery at Waribokgre, Tura, Water Treatment Plant Phase I to III at Chitoktak, Father’s Compound, Tura, Fish Sanctuary at Ganol Songma implemented by Fishery Department and projects executed by Tura Municipal Board which involved segregation of waste and conversion of the same as vermi compost manure.
The Commission also visited the Herbal Garden taken up by Social Forestry situated at Daldagre and found it to be in a dilapidated condition.