Gangtok: On 25th June, a review meeting was held at Samman Bhawan to discuss the progress of activities under the Rural Development Department chaired by the Sikkim CM, Prem Singh Tamang. During the meeting, the Rural Development minister Sonam Lama briefed the Chief Minister on the major activities undertaken by the department.
Rural Development principal secretary C.S. Rao presented the A progress of activities under various schemes was presented by Rural Development principal secretary C.S. Rao under the department through a PPT discussion. During the PPT discussion, Rural Development officials too participated.
The programs reviewed in the meetings are Sikkim Garib Awas Yojana (SGAY), Jal Jeevan Mission, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), various State plan programs, Rurban Mission, Mahatma Gandhi-NREGA, National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY), Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana- Grameen (PMAY-G), etc.
A detailed progress review of the programmes were the main attention of the Sikkim CM where he even appreciated the progress so far, specially the Rural people needs to be taken into the account in order to improve the Rural Development Department and assured the support for a better performance.
Another meeting was also held by the Chief Minister with the Buildings & Housing department which was attended by minister Sanjit Kharel, principal chief engineer-cum-secretary Rajen Sharma and other officials.
During the meeting, the status of various construction works was discussed which included the Stairway to Heaven project located at Daramdin, West Sikkim, construction of Covid- dedicated hospital at SICB Karfectar South Sikkim, a statue of Sardar Patel, a statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, construction of SDM offices, temples, churches, monasteries. government quarters, preparatory plans for new district headquarters, construction of government medical college, besides several other construction works.
Picture Courtesy: Sikkim Express