National Conference Provincial President Devender Singh Rana on Saturday called for synergized efforts to redress grievances of the people, especially on account of public utility services.“The challenges are manifold, especially in a constituency like Nagrota, which being so close to the winter capital is distant in terms of developmental outreach, notwithstanding cohesive efforts made a few years ago”, Rana, who is also the local MLA, said at the conclusion of an eight hour long Public Grievances Redressal camp held at Dansal in Nagrota to discuss problems confronted to the people.
The camp was attended by officers of various line departments besides prominent opinion leaders of the constituency.Rana hoped that synergized efforts and the cooperation of the people will help in generating an atmosphere wherein the time bound execution of various developmental projects and programmes becomes possible. While the people were supportive of welfare schemes in the constituency, the officers too must come forward to mitigate their difficulties. In this regard, he emphasised on massive administrative outreach to the people, saying this is imperative during the ongoing difficult phase.The MLA Nagrota sought regulated power and drinking water supply in the Constituency and hoped that the concerned departments will ensure proper functioning of various utility services by putting in their best. He said the people of the area were craving for development, which is why they had been providing all necessary support in implementation of various programmes, aimed at overall public good. He hoped the synergised efforts by the administration and the people will manifest in fast track development of the constituency.
Rana particularly highlighted the crucial role of rural development department, saying the constituency being rural-oriented calls for a holistic approach with regard to prioritised development in consultation with the local representatives and as per the needs of various areas. He urged the department to generate massive awareness about the schemes and programmes in the rural development sector so that benefit accrues to targeted segments of society.While reviewing the status of various schemes and programmes, the MLA exhorted the officers to strive for translating these into reality. He said delays in execution generally negate the purpose of the projects and therefore there is need for maintaining the deadlines and targets. People, he said were the best and ultimate judge of governance and this aspect should not be ignored by the administration.On this occasion, the public representatives highlighted area-specific problems and sought their immediate redressal. They especially sought improvement in the power supply and drinking water supply in various areas and called for maintaining transformers bank so that the damaged ones are replaced immediately as otherwise the people are forced to wait for days together in the wake of damaged transformers. (KNS)