The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Baramulla, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar today held a day-long public darbar under the District Administration’s outreach programme at Dak Bungalow Sopore where she heard the issues and grievances of the public and PRIs.
Chairperson, Municipal Council Sopore, Masarat Kar, different stakeholders including PRIs, civil society members, among other prominent citizens of the area were present on the occasion.Additional District Development Commissioner Baramulla Aijaz Abdullah Saraf, Additional Deputy Commissioner Sopore Parveez Sajad, Joint Director Planning M.Yousuf Rather, various concerned officers attended the public darbar.
At the outset, the Chairperson Municipal committee Sopore presented a Power Point Presentation wherein she highlighted the issues and grievances of the people meant for the overall welfare and socio-economic development of the town.
The people from adjacent villages also raised various issues before the DC including improvement in water and electricity supply, macdamization of main and link roads, education and healthcare facilities.After listening to the grievances and issues of the general public, the DC issued on spot directions to the concerned officers of line departments to look into the issues of the people so that they are redressed on priority.
While highlighting the raising concerns of the stray dog menace in the town, the people informed the DC that the increasing stray dog population has posed risk to the lives of the people, thereby making it difficult for the people to come out from their homes.
Taking a serious note of the issue, the Deputy Commissioner directed Municipal Council Sopore to look into the issue and coordinate with the Animal Husbandry Department. She further directed to allocate funds for the same and utilize men and machinery to curb on stray dog menance and ensure cent percent sterilization of the dogs.
The PRIs also raised various demands of their pursuits during which the DC assured that all their genuine demands shall be taken up for redressal. The DC directed the Tehsildar and Municipality concerned to vigorously register the street vendors of the town and associated relocation plan for them under Pradhan Mantri SVANIDHI scheme.
They were directed to identify the patches meant to rehabilitate the vendors for their welfare.Moreover, the DC also exhorted upon the concerned officers to work with Zeal and cohesion in order to accomplish the developmental works. She also directed all the departments to ensure fully coordination with PRIs to achieve the targets.