District Development Commissioner Rajouri, Rajesh K Shavan on Sunday conducted a day-long tour of the Koteranka block to inspect the progress on several developmental projects being executed there.The DDC was accompanied by the Chairperson District Development Council, Rajouri, Naseem Liaqat; Chairperson Block Development Council, Budhal Old A, Javed Chowdhary; ADC Koteranka, Surinder Mohan Sharma; SE Jal Shakti, SR Shukla; Tehsildar Rajouri, Mohd Rafeeq; Tehsildar Koteranka; Haqim Shah, ExEn PMGSY Rajouri, Subash Chander, ExEn PMGSY Budhal, Abdul Gani and ExEn I&FC Rajouri, Sageer Malik.During his visit to ANS irrigation Canal, it was informed that the project with 1386 meter tunnel has been sanctioned at an estimated cost of Rs 53 crore and an expenditure of Rs 13 crore has been incurred to date. It was further informed that the 310 meter length of the tunnel has been constructed. The canal would benefit about Seven Thousand farmer families by providing dependable irrigation facility thus enhancing the productivity and prosperity in the entire area with entailing employment benefits for the youth of the region.The DDC asked the executing agency to mobilise its men and machinery and work in double shifts to complete the tunnel within five months.The DDC also kick started the work of 5.7 KM road from Chowkian to Sankari to be executed by the PMGSY Department at an estimated cost of Rs 338.43 lakh.Besides, the DDC also inspected the progress on several PWD and PMGSY roads including road from Kanchi More to Tralla, Kotedhera to Peeri road and other road projects.
Meanwhile, the DDC also met with several public deputations, who apprised him about several issues and demands of their areas including construction of road from Hilla to Hakkhar, the road from Mandirgalla to Tarkassi, the road from Kandli Mata temple to Pithadeh, construction of school building for MS Mehari, completion of work on PS Dheri, restoration of water supply scheme at Chinni Nakka, replacement of old water pipes, shortage of electricity poles, the paucity of staff in health and educational institutions, augmentation of water and power supply and other related issues.The DDC gave a patient hearing to their issues and demands and assured them that all their genuine grievances would be redressed in a time-bound manner.While speaking on the occasions, the DDC informed that the District Administration Rajouri has decided to construct 1000 Kulhs in the district for augmenting irrigation facility. He said the work is being executed by the Rural Development Department and more Kulhs would be constructed in future. He asked the public to contact their BDOs for the construction of Kulhs in their areas.The DDC said that a mega awareness programme shall be organised tomorrow at the District Headquarter to mark the World Water Day and similar programmes shall be replicated at the tehsil, block and the Panchayat level. He urged upon the masses to ensure maximum participation in these programmes.