"Let us make a better Mansa", DC asks district officers to submit vision document

October 27, 2017 11:45 PM

MANSA: The Mansa Deputy Commissioner Dharam Pal Gupta today asked all the officers and department heads of the district to submit a detailed plan-Vision Document-for the betterment of urban and rural areas.

Holding a meeting in this regard, the Deputy Commissioner ordered that the document should be submitted in his office before October 31. He took suggestions from all the department officials with special impetus on the overall development of rural areas and the field of agriculture.

The document would be analyzed at state level after which funds in this regard would be issued for the proposals to be cleared at top level.

Expressing grave concern over the rising incidents of burning of paddy stubble, he asked the SDMs and senior officials to visit villages falling under their respective jurisdictions to create awareness about drawbacks of stubble burning.

He said that since Mansa district has agriculture based economy, special thrust should be given to its allied services. The DC asked the heads of Dairy Department, Cooperative Societies, Veterinary Department, Horticulture, Fishery and the Chief Agriculture Officer to chalk out a strategy to give a further boost to the income of farmers.

Apart from laying rakunderground pipelines for the discharge of water from waterlogged villages including Tibbi Jattan and Ghudduwala, increasing the usage of sprinklers, planting of medicinal-plants, herbs, kinnow farming, fishery, imparting skills on repair of heavy agricultural machinery, optimum utilization of canal water, setting up of focal points in six villages, improving the road infrastructure, setting up solid waste management plants, setting up bio-gas in villages, converting the empty village land into green cover, modalities to chalk out strategy to reduce deadly diseases and providing free machines and tools to farmers to get rid of stubble burning were also discussed.

The officials were also directed spread awareness among masses about the benefits under Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Vikas Yojna under which people with Rs 60,000 yearly income or having 2.5 acres agricultural land can avail benefit.

The DC also asked all the SDMs to visit the all the 6 Skill Development Centers and with a special attention in Jhunir and Sardulgarh. ADC (d) Amardeep Singh Gujral, SDM (Mansa) Latif Ahmed, SDM (Sardulgarh) Abhijit Kaplish, SDM (Budhlada) Gursimran Singh were also present during the meeting.

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