In a letter issued by principal secretary rural development and panchayati raj Rajeshwar Singh to the collectors stated that the department expressed dissatisfaction with the pace of work under the scheme. The department said that after the review of the work under the scheme from 2016-17 to 2018-19, which had a target of 4,340 houses per day, it was found that till December, 2018, only 17.9% work was completed in 35 days.
The department expressed dissatisfaction over the pace of work. It also instructed the district collectors to set a target of 4,365 houses per day to complete building 1,78,965 houses by January 31, 2019.
Meanwhile, Minister for social justice and empowerment and disaster management Bhanwar Lal Meghwal reviewed the drought situation in nine districts in the state and asked the officials to present a report at the earliest. He has also asked the officials to provide relief material to the drought-affected areas.The minister has also instructed the officials to send fodder to the Gaushalas and drinking water to all the drought-affected districts in the state, said officials. He has also directed them to identify all the farmers who have suffered due to the drought and start famine relief work in the worst-hit areas.
In a review meeting with the officials of the social justice and empowerment department, the minister has directed them release the pension of elderly persons at the earliest and implement the scheme properly.
The state cabinet on Saturday increased the pension amount under old-age pension scheme from Rs 500 to Rs 750 for one group and from Rs 750 to Rs 1,000 for the other. The minister has also asked the officials to provide scholarships to those students, who were not given scholarships in the past three years.
Rajasthan State Haj Committee on Monday said that Haj applications for 2019 are invited till January 14, 2019. It is compulsory for the applicants to apply online on the website.