Jammu region in general and Kathua district in particular has enormous potential to become fulcrum of development.
Recently Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta chaired a meeting of Departmental heads to review ongoing development works including Central Sponsored Schemes (CSS) and other development projects at the Conference hall of DC office Complex here.
He was apprised by the DC about the Physical and Financial achievements of the district so far besides sector wise proposed works under District Capex 2023-24.
It was given out in the meeting that the district has achieved the completion of 1475.31 km of roads under Phase I, II & III of PMGSY wherein 459 habitations were provided road connectivity in twin PWD Divisions of Kathua and Billawar.
While sharing the status of Tap Water Connectivity scenario, it was informed that the district has achieved over 50 % coverage wherein out of total 134135 Rural Household 66500 households were connected till March 2023.
Highlighting the achievements under MGNREGA, it was informed that Kathua district has generated 97.72% of Person Days, of which 50792 have been provided employment in the last fiscal.
Regarding allotment of affordable houses under PMAY, it was disclosed that against the target of constructing 10593 houses in Rural areas, 8557 houses have been constructed during 2022-23.