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     District Kupwara News-briefs  for the month of March 2005

Fruit production fetches Rs. 70 cr to Kupwara orchardists

The fruit production in Kupwara has touched 72000 metric tones including 6000 metric tones of dry fruit, accruing annually an income of Rs. 70 crore to the orchardists. This was given out at a meeting of officers held here to review achievements registered under various schemes of horticulture sector with DDC, Kupwara in chair. The meeting was informed that presently 22,000 hectares of land are under orchards.

DSC Kupwara sanctions ex-gratia relief of Rs. 39 lakhs

The district screening committee, Kupwara which met here today with District Magistrate, Abdul. Majid Khandy in chair sanctioned an ex-gratia relief of Rs. 39.82 lakhs in favour of militancy related cases in the district. These include 14 death, 15 injured and 45 property damaged cases.

Orders of Rehbar Taleem distributed

The deputy Commissioner Kupwara handed over Rehbar Taleem appointment orders to 368 unemployed educated youth of the district at a function held here today. These Rehbar Taleem teachers would be posted in the newly opened and up-graded schools under SSA, an official spokesman said.

On the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner exhorted upon the teachers to perform their duty with a sense of responsibility and devotion as they are the architect of the nation and have significant role in shaping the destiny of the budding youth. The chief education officer Kupwara was also present on the occasion.

2.48 saplings being planted in Kupwara

As a part of observance of world Arbar Day, the Social Forestry department Kupwara planted 15 saplings of Italian and Kashmiri Deodar variety in the premises of Degree College, Handwara on Monday. Apart from distt. Administration, the school children also participated in the drive by planting saplings.

DC, Kupwara who was the chief guest on the occasion said that the Social Forestry has the target of planting 2.48 lakhs sapling s of fast growing variety during the current plantation season in the district while 1.90 lakhs saplings were planted last year.

Aganwari  Aspirants

Programme officer ICDS, Kupwara has asked the candidates of the district who have applied for Angwari worker posts to submit their marks certificates of the examination passed in the office of their respective ICDS project officers within two days.

Interview Notification

All those candidates who could not appear in the interview on March 22, 23 & 24 for the posts of Junior Grade Nurse, Sanitary Inspector, X-ray Asstt. Dental Asstt. Are informed that the interview will be conducted April 5.

DIC Kupwara   organizes the Mushaira

In order to boost cultural & literary activities, a composite Mushira was organized by the district Information centre, Kupwara at town hall here. The DC Kupwara was the chief guest on the occasion. Renowned poets from all over district participated and recited their poetic verses on social, religious, peace initiative, opening of roads and promotion of cultural-binds. They won Applause from the audiences.

Speaking on the occasion the DC appreciated the role of of Information centre and the Director of Information for reviving the cultural activities in the District. Later the Local Social artist’s booked by the information deptt. presented a cultural programme. The district officers and senior citizens besides newspaper correspondents of the district were present at the function.

Election for PMC Kupwara on March 16.

According to DDC Kupwara, The election for the president and vice president for the municipal committee will be conducted a fresh on March 16 2005 at 3 Pm in Town Hall Kupwara.

The elected members of municipal committee have been asked to remain present at town hall Kupwara for voting on the said date.

Zargar reviews situation in Kupwara

Minister for Agriculture and Cooperatives, Abdul Aziz Zargar reviewed the situation arisen due to recent snowfall in district Kupwara and assess damage caused to the property in a meeting convened.

The Deputy Commissioner Kupwara informed that due to recent snowfall 998 structures including Residential houses, Kothars and cow-sheds suffered damage in the district and the revenue officials have submitted the report and the cases have been sent to the higher Authorities for compensation.

Regarding the stock position, disclosed that 4000 quintals of rice, 5600 quintals of atta, besides, 2.28 lakh litres of kerosene oil is available in the Dist. Moreover essential commodities stock position is sufficient in the Karnah, Keran, and Machal Area.

President and vice president for SMC Kupwara elected

Fayaz Ahamd Mir and Mohd Iqbal Mir have been elected as president and vice president for municipal committee Kupwara at an impressive function.

The minister for agricultural, A Zargar was chief guest at the function. He felicitated the elected consular and exhorted upon them that they should leave no stone unturned in providing basis facilities to the people adding that the govt. will provide all possible help and financial assistance to the committee.

Road sector achievements reviewed in Kupwara

Against an allocation of Rs. 13.17 crore, an amount or Rs. 10 crore stands utilized under R&B sector in Kupwara district unto ending Feb. 2005.

This was stated at a review meeting of road & Building Department chaired by D.D.C Janab Abdul Majid Khandy.The meeting was informed that 65 Km. road length have been black toped and 188 Km brought under WBM, 108 culverts have been constructed. While reviewing achievements registered under agriculture sector in the District, it was given out that 17,000hectares of land were brought under paddy and 15000hectares of land under maize, vegetables and pulses.

Sofi asks for assessment of damaged crops & property in Kupwara

Minister for Forest and environment Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Sofi has clarified that the misconception created due to misinformation that the assessment of only walnut trees having suffered loses due to the recent snowfall would be conducted.

In a statement the minister has clarified that assessment would be made of each and every crop in agricultural, horticultural and other sectors besides property lose which has suffered due to recent snowfall in the district.

Rs. 1.4 crore spent on power sector in Kupwara

An amount of Rs. 1.40 corer stands incurred under power sector in Kupwara District so far during the current financial.

This was stated at an officer meeting held with District Development Commissioner, Ab Majid Khandy In Chair   it was given out that under border area development programme Rs. 90 Lakh and under sate sector Rs. 50 lakh have been utilised for restoration of power supply including repairs of transformers in the District, 37 transformers of 100 KVA. & 6 transformers of 63 KVA. Have been installed.

The meeting was informed that due heavy snowfall damages cause to electric gadgets is estimated at Rs. 77 Lakhs.

Snow damages 130 houses in Karnah

As many as 130 residential houses included to fully and 128 partially got damaged during recent snow fall in karnah Tehsil. Besides 120 sheep and goat were also kill.

This was stated an officer meting chaired by the SDM Karnah. This was also disclosed that effected families of Yaribun, Hajitra were shifted to safer places and free ration is being provided to these families.

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