District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir, today conducted an extensive tour of Mannigah area of the district to check the availability of basic amenities to the people there.He inspected various ongoing developmental projects carried out by various departments and agencies and issued on spot directions to the concerned officers for necessary coordinated action.The DDC was accompanied by Assistant Commissioner Development, Yaar Ali Khan, Chief Medical Officer, Executive Engineers of R&B, PHE, I&FC, PDD and other concerned officials.The DDC visited 7.50 km Shatpora-Mannigah-Behaksabya road taken up under NABARD by R&B Department. He was informed that 5 kms of the road have been blacktopped while as rest of the construction and upgradation work is in progress. The DDC directed the R&B authorities to complete the road within the fixed timeline. He also directed for construction of protection wall of existing nalla besides approaching road of the village. The DDC also fixed a 10-day timeline for installation of electric polls in the area.While interacting with the people of the area, the DDC said that 1800 electric polls are being installed in the area so that every household is connected to the power grid. He said that the work has already been started and directed the concerned department to complete the work within the set timeframe.
The DDC also inspected Middle School Beeranbal, Mannigah Middle School and interacted with teachers and students wherein he directed the concerned officers for levelling of school lawn, fencing of the school besides upgradation of approaching road for school.During the inspection, he marked the dilapidated condition of the school building and taking cognizance of the public demand, the DDC issued on spot directions to R&B department for construction of new building and ensure restroom and water facility in the school.The DDC enquired from the students about daily class work and Mid-Day Meals and asked students to take balanced diet and give more attention to their health and education.He directed for construction of tile path and renovation of Eid Gah at Pathan Basti and for early completion of a school building taken up under RMSA in the area.The DDC also inspected Glass Daji- Kashmiri Mannigah and Shalibathu roads taken up under PMGSY during which he directed the concerned agency to speed up the pace of work and ensure completion of roads within the stipulated time frame. Later, he visited the under-construction playground at Shalibathu and issued necessary directions to the concerned for its on-time construction towards promoting sports activities and youth engagement.He also directed Exen PHE for replacement of old damaged pipes to redress the demand of the people of Shalibathu for safe and clean drinking water.