Anantnag: The District Development Commissioner (DDC) Anantnag, Dr. Piyush Singla Wednesday visited Mattan, Vailnagbal and other far flung areas of the district.
On the occasion, the DDC held Public/Awami darbars at Mattan and Vailnagbal where local people along with their representatives (DDCs, BDC Chairpersons, Sarpanches and other PRI members) besides prominent civil society and Auqaf committee members participated.
Addressing the gatherings at both places, the DDC said that administration is committed to provide transparent and accessible governance to the people besides prompt redressal of their grievances and demands. He said that it is heartening to see the local people making and implementing plans in tune with their aspirations of development and welfare.
Dr. Singla said that this time the budget has increased to three times and field staff need to be more vibrant in completing the works on time and simultaneously check quality of the works in all Panchayats under District Capex maintaining the PRIs should strictly monitor those for their quality and timely completion also.
The DDC called upon the senior citizens of the area to compliment the efforts of authorities in curbing drug menace among the youth adding families and society have vital roles to play in this regard. He said Youth Clubs and Playfields coming up at Panchayat, village and ward levels will have significant effect on empowerment of youth besides utilizing their energy and talent in constructive and rewarding fields.
Meanwhile, Dr Singla stressed the people to follow the CAB and advised them to get vaccinated and register themselves in the sehat scheme to get more benefits.
On the occasion, several demands were raised by Civil Societies, Auqaf representatives, PRI members which include provision of water supply for Mattan, macadamization and maintenance of interior roads of Mattan, installation of street lights for Mattan town, activation of dysfunctional lights of KP road Mattan, enhancing staff facilities in PHC Mattan, completion of Tehsil office Mattan, functioning of poultry project Mattan and Drainage and tiling of lonepora paths of MC Mattan .
Later, the DDC visited the poultry project office Mattan to enquire about the functioning problems of the unit and instructed the project officer to send the report in this regard and also visited newly under construction Tehsil office Mattan where he directed the works wing of JKPCC to complete the construction soon for shifting of tehsil office Mattan .
Similarly at Vailnagbal where the representatives of local committees PRIs raised various demands including water supply for Vailnagbal gojer basti, macadamization of seer hapatnar road , construction of sansh road, Dawlat Khan Bang road, tube wells for the area, protection from wild animals, cricket ground and dispensary for Manigam Salia, activation of filtration plant, reduction in electricity bills for poor STs, Bank Branch for Khayar and replacement of poles and transformers of the areas etc.
The DDC issued on spot directions for redressal of certain demands and assured other genuine demands will be fulfilled in due course of time.
The Darbars were also attended by chairman DDC Anantnag, DDC Member Khovertipora, BDC Chairperson Khoveripora, CMO, CPO, ACD, ACR, Ex. Engineers PHE, PDD, BDO and Tehsildar Mattan, BMO Mattan besides other PRI members and officials.