Nitin Raut presides over the review meeting of District Planning Committee for the first time as Guardian Minister. Minister of State for Finance and Planning Rajendra Mulak also attends the meeting.
Guardian Minister of Nagpur District Nitin Raut on Tuesday (August 5) directed the concerned officials to immediately start Guidance Centres at every Primary Health Centres in the district for giving information on Rajiv Gandhi Jivandayi Yojana.
Presiding over the review meeting of District Planning Committee for the first time as Guardian Minister, Raut directed the officials to keep the booklets containing information about Rajiv Gandhi Jivandayi Yojana at the Guidance Centres and make intense publicity about it. Similarly, notice boards informing various schemes provided to citizens by Health Department during monsoon should also be put up at Health Centres. Information about the diseases of patients visiting the Centres should also be conveyed to District Collector, directed Raut.
The review meeting was held at Abasaheb Khedkar Hall and was attended among others by Minister of State for Finance and Planning Rajendra Mulak, MLA Sunil Kedar, MLC Prakash Gajbhiye, District Collector Abhishek Krishna, Chief Executive Officer and others.
The Guardian Minister mainly reviewed expenditures occurred till now in the current District Annual Plan. The issued reviewed concerned rainfall in district, crop situation, availability of seeds, chemical fertilizers, crop insurance scheme, crop loan distribution, electricity distribution, fisheries, animal husbandry, water stock, unified dairy development project and others. District Planning Officer Krushna Firke conducted the meeting while Dhamne and Kalamkar assisted him.
In the review meeting, the Guardian Minister Raut ordered action against those officials who remained absent from attending the meeting. It is good to skip the meeting frequently and send information about the works through subordinates. Make a list of such officials and send it to Mantralaya, Raut directed the Collector.
District Plan Scheme expenditure:
For the year 2014-15, planned expenditure to the tune of Rs 418.20 crore has been sanctioned in Budget. The planned expenditure includes Rs 225 crore for general scheme, Rs 121.98 crore for Scheduled Caste sub-scheme, and Rs 71.22 crore for Scheduled Tribe Sub-scheme. Out of Rs 225 crore, Rs 135 crore have been received. Out of this received amount, Rs 41.90 crore have been distributed and Rs 19.75 crore have been spent. Similarly, out of Rs 418.20 crore meant for all the three schemes, Rs 193.16 crore have been received and Rs 84.85 crore have been distributed and Rs 28.29 crore spent.
Annual average rainfall from June 1 to May 31 has been recorded as 1138.68 mm. Annual average rainfall from June 1 to October 31 has been recorded as 1037.45 mm. Actual rainfall last year till August 4 is 1033.07 mm and rainfall till August 3 this year has been recorded as 506.99 mm (91.94 percent).
Similarly, the meeting of District Planning Committee reviewed the crop situation, availability of seeds and fertilizers, crop insurance scheme and other issues.