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 Chastises police  for drug abuse in Jammu


Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti  today pulled up the Jammu administration for  aging behind in its targets in initiating and completing the infrastructural projects.

She made her  unhappiness clear at a joint meeting of all the Deputy Commissioners and District Superintendents of Police of Jammu division here today to review the developmental progress and also the overall law and order scenario in the division.

Mehbooba Mufti picked   up major projects of each of the 10 districts of the region  and  wanted to know why the targets were behind the schedule. “ No laxity would be tolerated,” she said .


Mehbooba Mufti directed the Deputy Commissioners to closely monitor works on key projects in infrastructure development so that these are completed in time. She sought details of progress on Naigarh Water Supply Scheme, Chenab Water Supply Scheme, Jammu airport expansion, ring road project, Multi-tier parking at Panjtirthi, development of Skill Development School at Mandi, Bafliaz-Surankote road, widening of Srinagar-Jammu National   Highway, Trauma hospital at Banihal and Ramban, Nursing College at Udhampur, Medical Colleges at Doda, Kathua and Rajouri, Ropeway project for Shivkhori, repairs of transformers in Rajouri, construction of hospitals at Nowshera and Sunderbani, construction of Mini Secretariat at Rajouri and other major projects coming up in Jammu province. She was also apprised about successful implementation of project Rahat in Udhampur district under which 125 bridges were constructed in convergence mode in a record time.

In view of the coming winter, the Chief Minister directed the DC Ramban to be ready with a plan of action in case closure of National Highway. She enquired from DC Kishtwar about the rehabilitation of fire victims of Sukhnai village. She also directed the DC Samba for expediting the acquisition of land for the upcoming AIIMS there.

Asking the officers to take the fight against drug abuse and land encroachments in mission mode, the Chief Minister asked the DCs and SPs to work on a multi-pronged strategy to eradicate the drug menace as it threatens the very survival of our future generation.

Mehbooba Mufti said while it was all important to go after drug peddlers with all seriousness and firmness, she said it was equally important to undertake awareness campaigns particularly among students about the ill effects and dangers of taking drugs.