Srinagar: National Conference General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar on Saturday presided over a block functionaries meeting of Khanyar Segment here at Party Head Quarters Nawa-e-Subha, Srinagar.
Addressing the functionaries, Sagar said administrative inertia, development deficit and administration have become byword of Srinagar, saying there is no semblance of good governance in the capital city particularly the Shahar-e-Khas. The situation, he said is no different from other parts of Jammu and Kashmir. “Contrarily to the much-flaunted assurances of developed and prosperity which was promised by GOI following the August 5, 2019 measures, the administration is not able to ensure adequate power and water supply to south Kashmir populace. Srinagar city, it seems has been rescinded from the development agenda of the government. Ensuring people basic facilities and maintain official accountability is not in the to-do-list of government vis-à-vis Srinagar. The airdropped bureaucracy on account of its failure to comport with the local populace has failed to redress the issues pestering the day to day lives of the people. The frequent, unscheduled power outages, and absence of drinking water has added to the woes of people. People don’t know which door to knock to have their issues redressed,” he said.
Expressing dismay over the distribution of substandard grains at various PDS Depots in Srinagar, Sagar said that he has been receiving complaints areas about the low inferior quality of rice being distributed to people at government ration depots. He demanded that in view of the forthcoming Eid Festivities extra quota of ration should be distributed among the PDS beneficiaries. “The rice which is being distributed, I have been told is very old and charred and unfit for public consumption. Half of the quantity of grains, I am told is filled with clay, stones, and husk. I fail to understand how the government expect the people to consume such low-quality grains does. People who are queuing up to the ration centers are shocked to receive poor quality of rice; some have declined to take the stock. The slipshod approach of the administration is pushing the administration to purchase grains from markers on higher rates. The BPL, AY TPDS families are particularly at the receiving end due to the lackluster approach of administration. I hope in view of the forthcoming festivity, the incumbent administration will gear to ensure people all possible public services,” he said.