Development works worth more than Rs.60 crore including the construction of 1,876 houses under Indira Awas Yojana are being carried out in the district, Collector Darez Ahmed has said.

According to an official release, speaking at the review meeting of works under District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) here recently, Dr.Ahmed pointed out that the 1,876 houses are constructed at a cost of Rs.1lakh each. This apart, 715 houses are being constructed under Chief Minister’s Green House Scheme at a cost of Rs.10.70 crore.

Under a National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) programme, 17 roads are being laid at Rs.8.83 crore.

Seven road projects are being implemented at a cost of Rs.1.12 crore under the 13{+t}{+h}Finance Commission Scheme.

Also, 88 works have been taken up at Rs.2.18 crore under the Constituency Development Fund of MLAs and 86 works under the Local Area Development Programme of MPs at Rs.3.17 crore.

In addition, 546 works relating to various infrastructural works including renovation of overhead tanks and repairing drinking water lines have been taken up at a cost of Rs.2.41 crore.

The Collector said 14 works have been taken up under Self Sufficiency Scheme at Rs.57 lakhs.

In order to improve facilities in small villages, 265 works worth Rs.5.4 crore have been undertaken to provide streetlights, drinking water, and improving roads and facilities at graveyards. Under the Integrated School Infrastructure Development Programme, 146 works relating to maintenance of buildings, toilets, and kitchen are being taken up at a cost of Rs.1.74 crore.

Also, new buildings are being constructed for 50 anganwadis at Rs.2.3 crore and panchayat offices at Rs.8.45 lakhs.

Repair and maintenance of 174 anganwadis are taken up at an estimate of about Rs.2.2 crore and also a road laying project at Rs.69 lakhs.

Those who took part in the meeting include K.Sumathi, Project Director, DRDA, Sivakumar, Personal Assistant (Development) to Collector, Avanasilingam, Assistant Director, Panchayats, and Srinivsan, Executive Engineer, DRDA..

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