RAJOURI, DEC 23: Continuing with her public outreach programme, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today visited Rajouri on a two tour and convened a public grievances redressal camp here. During the camp, she listened to the demands of the people and in many cases issued on spot instructions for the redressal of the same.
Ministers, Choudhary Zulfkar and Abdul Ghani Kohli and legislators of the district were present on the occasion.
Majority of people in the deputations which met the Chief Minister during the day long public grievances camp thanked her for the historic step of regularizing the services of daily wagers, contractual and other adhoc employees and granting perks to them at par with the regular employees. They described the step as historic in many decades which is expected to provide hope to lakhs of souls in the State.
Various deputations from the town demanded repairs and improvement in the Rajouri-Bafliaz stretch of Mughal Road, construction of mini secretariat in the town, completion of survey on Budhal-Shopian road, addressing drinking water scarcity in the town, sewerage treatment plant for the town and development of parks in the town. They also demanded development of some parks in the town besides construction of a warehouse and parking slots for the vehicles.
The Chief Minister, on spot, announced release of Rs. 50 lacs for construction of a ware house in the town. She also announced released of funds for developing few parks in the town.
A deputation of people from Dongi village demanded improvement and upgradation of Dongi-Gallian road, establishment of a Kendriya Vidhyalaya in the area besides augmentation of power distribution system in the area.
The Chief Minister announced release of Rs. 40 lacs for the upgradation and improvement of Dongi-Gallian road and release of 10 transformers for stabilizing power distribution system in the area.
Various deputations from Nowshehra sought de congestion of traffic in the town besides compensation package for the border migrants.
The Chief Minister announced release of Rs. 50 lakh for constructing Bye Pass road in Nowshehra town.
A deputation from Draj demanded construction of a grid station to stabilize power distribution in the area and augmentation of the existing drinking water facility. They also sought more facilities in the local health centre and upgradation of the local Middle School.
The Chief Minister announced release of Rs. 10 lacs for completing water supply scheme at Draj.
A deputation from Kalakote sought survey of fresh mines in the area to generate more employment for the local people.
A deputation of religious scholars sought establishment of Madrassa board in the State.
A deputation from Kotranka sought opening of a college in the area, tourism promotion, operationalization of the ITI and posting of an Additional Deputy Commissioner. They also demanded setting up of a Wrestling Academy at Kotranka, establishment of a fire station, installation of street lights and opening up of a Munsiff court at Darhal.
A deputation from Manjakote sought better road connectivity to the area, a degree college, Munsiff court, completing the balance portion of Kakoda-B.G. road and completion of Patrada water supply scheme.
A deputation from Kote Dhara demanded opening of a bank branch in the area and construction of a community hall. They also sought upgradation of schools at Chariyan and Krahad. Another deputation from Shahadra sought improvement of Shahdara-Thanamandi road and installation of street lights on it. They also sought extension of drinking water facilities to Chawa village.
The Chief Minister announced release of Rs. 10 lacs for completing drinking water supply to Chawa village. She also announced release of Rs. 20 lakh each for road project and Water Supply scheme at Kote Dhara.
Several deputations from Sunderbani demanded removal of encroachments on the hospital road, transfer back of land of resin factory, urgent repairs of the local higher secondary school, construction of rest rooms in the town and culvert in the Tala Nagara Panchayat.
A deputation from Sankhari demanded upgradation of Palam-Sankhari-Peeri road, opening up of a post office at Sankhari, augmentation of drinking water facilities, construction of a community hall and upgradation of Tralla School.
The Chief Minister directed operationalization of Barsalla water supply scheme within one month to extend benefits to people.
Mehbooba Mufti listened to the demands of the deputations throughout the day and it continued till late in the night. In many of the cases Mehbooba Mufti gave on spot directions for the redressal of the grievances which was hailed by the deputationists.
Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Rohit Kansal; Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Dr. M K Bhandari; senior officers from the Chief Minister’s Secretariat and Planning Department; heads of several Departments; Chiefs of many Engineering wings; Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary; SSP, Yougal Manhas and officers of District administration were present on the occasion.
With this, Mehbooba Mufti has so far conducted such programmes at 13 districts of Pulwama, Anantnag, Kuglam, Kupwara, Budgam, Baramulla, Bandipora and Ganderbal in Kashmir Valley and Ramban, Samba, Kathua, Kishtwar and Doda districts in Jammu province during which hundreds of people apprised her about their problems and difficulties.
The public outreach programmes launched by the Chief Minister have evoked an interesting response from the public who come up with their problems for an on the spot redressal.