SRINAGAR, AUGUST 11: Principal Secretary, Animal, Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries and Transport Departments, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, today convened a meeting here to take a detailed review of various projects under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF)- NABARD.
The meeting was attended by Directors of Animal, Sheep Husbandry Kashmir and Jammu, Deputy General Manager NABARD officials from Planning Monitoring & Development and Finance Departments besides other concerned.
On the occasion, Principal Secretary was informed that since 2010-11, 143 projects at an estimated cost of Rs 50 crore have been supported under RIDF -NABARD till date, of which 79 projects at an estimated cost of Rs 11.50 crore have been completed.
It was said that allocation under RIDF-XXIV for the year 2018-19 is Rs 35.16 crore with an amount of Rs 6.63 crore for ongoing 41 projects and remaining Rs 28.52 crore for new projects.
During the meeting, Samoon directed for formulation and submission of DPRs for new projects in Animal and Sheep Husbandry sector within a fortnight.
He also asked the concerned to expedite execution of non-starter projects and furnish quarterly progress reports to NABARD for timely release of funds.
Samoon emphasized upon the need for the development of infrastructure in the Animal and Sheep Husbandry sector to cater to the growing need of milk, meat, and poultry products for growing population.