Public Outreach Programme Held near LOC Villages
jkupdate.com | 16-May-2018 09:06 AM
  • The public meeting chaired by District Development Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad.

MENDHAR(M S Nazki): The public from a dozen of villages including those beyond LOC fencing raised issues of upgradation of road infrastructure, adequate provisions of essential services, construction of individual as well as community bunkers for safety of families and also discussed developmental issues with district administration in public meeting held at Dharana, an LOC Village of Mendhar Subdivision. People from adjoining LoC villages of Malikpur, Dehri Dabsi, Dharana Lower, Basuni attended the outreach camp. 

The public meeting chaired  by District Development Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad was attended by ACD Mukhtar Ahmad, SDM Mendhar Tanvir Ahmed, DPO Muzahir Hussain Kazmi, ExEn PHE, PDD, PWD, REW and I & FC, Chief Animal Husbandary officer, Chief Sheep  Husbandary officer, Chief Education Officer, Chief Medical Officer and Sectoral Officers including Tehsildar, BDO, SDPO, BMO and others.
Public raised different issues pertaining to completion of all pending GREF and PMGSY roads namely Dharana-Malakpur and Kaloon-Hadayala roads and new roads from Dharana to  Nakka Sar and Dharana to Peer Haider Shah, upgradation of GPS Dharana to Higher Secondary in addition to building additional infrastructure for GMS Dharana and other schools of the villages.

Enhancing of power infrastructure for round the clock power supply, issues of water scarcity, shortage of staff in health institutions, upgradation of sub centre Dharana to PHC, Pension for old aged, issuance of labour cards, land compensation of defence roads, inclusion of families in BPL category and construction of bunkers were among the major developmental demands of the public.

Decisions were taken for installation of 63 KV transformer in the village within 3 days, holding of labour awareness camp on May 19 and construction of 15 bunkers to provide shelter to families in times of cross border shelling.

On the occasion the DDC handed over relief assistance of Rs. 25000/- to Mohammad Parvaiz s/o Manzoor Hussain of Dheri Dabsai area of Poonch who lost his left foot in a mine blast. DDC assured him of all possible help and announced free ration for the victim who was bread earner for a family of six members. He also provided 30 Medical first aid kits to local villagers and school bags to school childrens.

DDC directed the executive agencies to  start pending road works immediately and also directed the concern officers to hold camps at Panchayat level for inclusion of deserving families in BPL category, finalisation of pension cases and issuance of labour cards. Feasibility report for upgradation of schools and health centres was sought from concerned in short span of time so that matter is put with government for decision.

Speaking on the occasion the DDC enlisted various new initiatives undertaken by the administration to improve education and health sector and better service delivery by different departments. He said the process has been set in motion to include all families living beyond LOC fencing under BPL category. The programme ‘Talim o Tadress’ is launched to assure quality education in the district, he said adding that under its outreach campaign the administration has organised many camps for delivery of revenue, health and other services at the doorsteps. 

The DDC also said the government is keen to provide a better infrastructure in rural and border areas in order to curtail rural-urban infrastructure gap.

The local populace appreciated the efforts of district administration Poonch for organising such an outreach programme for the first time in this border village since 1947.

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