Continuing its endeavour to bring Administration to the door steps of the people particularly living in farther areas of the District, the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad today held a Public Grievance Redressal Camp under weekly Block Diwas Programme at Khimber area in North Tehsil of the District for on spot resolution of public issues and listen to developmental demands of the local people.
Besides, the DDCs, BDCs and PRI representatives, a large number of people of Khimber and adjoining areas were part of the Public Grievance Redressal Camp.While, Chief Planning Officer Srinagar, Mohammad Yassen Lone, Assistant Commissioner Development, SDM East, Chief Agriculture Officer, DSWO, Assistant Labour Commissioner, Tehsildar North, BMO Hazratbal, Lead Bank Manager, District Employment Officer and other District Officers were also present on the occasion.
On the occasion, the DDC members and the people of the area expressed their gratitude to the Deputy Commissioner for bringing the District Administration to their doorsteps of people by holding Block Diwas at Khimber.
They also thanked DC Srinagar for fulfilling 90 percent local developmental needs as promised in the last Block Diwas held at Khimber area.During the Grievance Redressal Camp, local DDC member, PRI representatives projected various issues and demands before the Deputy Commissioner including upgradation of Sub Health Centre, augmentation of Water supply scheme, removal of enrichments along Mawas, SE and Barn canals, development of link road enroute to Takiya Sangreshi, macadamization on Astan marg road and replacement of electric poles and other development related matters.
The Deputy Commissioner after giving patient hearing to the grievances and demands of the public and issued on the spot instructions for their time bound redressal. He assured them that all other genuine demands and issues projected by them will be taken up with concerned authorities on priority.
Addressing the gathering, the Deputy Commissioner said the purpose of holding such grievance redressal Camps is to take appraisal of local issues from the general public for precise and on ground assessment for their time bound redressal.
He said such programmes also provide feedback to the Administration to plan developmental interventions for the public good and reach to the doorstep of the people instead of them visiting the DC office or other Government Offices.
On the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner handed over sanction letters to the tune of Rs 26 lakhs to the beneficiaries of the area for establishment of income generating units like Shaw, Embroidery, Pottery etc. under Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme(PMEGP), MUDRA and KCC schemes.
During the programme, District Agriculture Officer, Mohammad Younis Chowdhary highlighted the initiatives and achievements of Agriculture sector in the area. He also highlighted the benefits of various Government schemes launched for unemployed youth of the District
Later, The Deputy Commissioner inspected various developmental works being executed in the area.While inspecting the pace and progress of work on construction of Tribal Research Institute being carried out at an estimated cost of ₹ 7.94 crore, the DC directed the executing agencies to accelerate the pace of work by employing more men and machinery to ensure its operationalization within set timelines so that its purpose is served for the larger interest of the public.
The DC also visited Sheep Breeding and Research Farm, Khimber being constructed at a cost of Rs 27 crore for upgradation of Sheep sector so that unemployed youth and sheep rearing farmers will get full support from the Government with the aim to enhance the production of sheep farming besides giving them chance to earn their livelihoods.
The DC also inspected the Mawas, SE and Barn Canals in the area. On the occasion, the DC asked the concerned revenue authorities to launch a major drive to remove all encroachments along the canals to restore the water bodies fully.