Deputy Commissioner Kupwara Khalid Jahangir today visited Pathran, Kundiyan and Mandian areas of Keran block to take first-hand appraisal of amenities provided and issues faced by the people of the area and to take on the ground stock of various ongoing developmental works being executed by different agencies including PHE, PDD, I &FC, R&B and others.The Deputy Commissioner was accompanied by Executive Engineer PHE, I &FC, R&B, Chief Education Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Animal Husbandry Officer and various field functionaries.DC interacted with the local people, offered the empathetic hearing to their immediate concerns and assured them assistance from the district administration. He directed the concerned departments to ensure availability of essential commodities for the people of Keran without any delay or excuse and requested the people to communicate their demands through their representatives for early redressal.DC inspected many bridges inter-connecting various areas of Keran. He issued on spot direction to the officials of R&B to complete the road from Datt Bridge to Keran and to ensure completion of Friends Bridge connecting Keran market to Keran Balla by the end of this year.
While interacting with the locals, people in unison raised demand for the supply of electricity for a more convenient transaction of daily chores. DC directed the PDD to mobilize men and machinery on war footing basis for installation of requisite infrastructure so that Keran like other areas realizes the benefits of around the clock power supply towards the conclusion of this year.DC visited many schools in the area to assess the need for improving or upgrading infrastructure and providing adequate staff. He directed the concerned Block Development Officer to ensure fencing around the building and leveling of the ground of Girls Middle School Keran.DC while interacting with the people associated with Livestock sector, directed the Animal and Sheep Husbandry department to provide free vaccination for livestock of the area that has not been administered vaccination for ENT and F&M disease during the current year.
DC also inspected the work done by I&FC in the area. Officials of the department accompanied by the local people identified various works including four Kuls (streams) namely Keran-Dudi Kul, Patroo Kul, Keran Payeen Kul and Keran Bala Kul. These kuls have been desilted, widened, retaining walls have been constructed, pipes of various dimensions have been laid to ensure proper utilization of water and avoid overflow during heavy rains or inclement weather. These works have been executed at an estimated cost of 66.22 lacs. Besides, I&FC department has put in place proper infrastructure around KasherKhata Nallah at Mundian and also on Kishenganag River to prevent floods and thereby loss of life and property at an estimated cost of 88.40 lacs.Deputy Commissioner expressed satisfaction for the works executed, commitments implemented and facilities ensured by all the departments including Health for the Keran. He said that the need of the hour is to cooperate and coordinate with each other so that the dream of uplifting and empowering each and every person in the district is realized.