Port Blair, Dec. 27: A meeting of District Planning Committee, South Andaman District was convened under the Chairmanship of Shri. Jaydeep Kumar Dey, Adhyaksh, Zilla Parishad, South Andaman today in the Conference Hall of Zilla Parishad, South Andaman to discuss and deliberate on 15 year vision upto 2030, 7 years strategy from 2017-18 to 2023-24 and 3 year Action Plan (2017-18 to 2019-20) of Departments of A&N Administration.
For the first time in the history of DPC, the inaugural session was graced by the Chief Secretary, A&N Administration, Shri. Anindo Majumdar, who inter-alia stated that the DPC should discuss the schemes and finalize it according to availability of funds. He further said that important projects should be prioritized taking into consideration benefits the general public would derive out of it.
The meeting was also attended by DPC Members, Shri. Bishnu Pada Ray, Member of Parliament, Shri B. Eswar Rao, Chairperson, PBMC, Shri. Raajiv Yaduvanshi, Principal Secretary (Planning/Finance), Shri. Udit Prakash Rai, Secretary (Panchayat), Shri. Ramesh Verma, Chief Executive Officer & Ex-Officio Secretary(DPC), Zilla Parishad Members, Councillors from Municipal Council, Pramukhs of Panchayat Samities, South Andaman, Secretaries and Heads of Departments of various Plan Implementing Departments of the Administration.
During the meeting, the 15 year Vision upto 2030, 7 years strategy for 2017-18 to 2023-24 and 3 year Action Plan (2017-18 to 2019-20) proposals/schemes of departments viz. Agriculture, AH&VS, Fisheries, Industries, Electricity, Social Welfare, Civil Supplies and District Administration were discussed and suggestions made.
The meeting will continue on Dec. 28 & 29, 2016, where District Plan of the left out Departments will be discussed and finalized.