Bandipora: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad on Wednesday conducted an extensive tour of several far flung Villages of Bandipora district and held public interactions to listen to public issues, grievances and demands.
On the occasion, the DC visited Konan, Baporam Arampora, Ahamsharief and other adjoining areas and interacted with people besides inspecting ongoing Public Works and reviewing the developmental activities taking place in the area especially road connectivity, availability of potable water, schools etc.
Dr Owais inspected filtration plant at Konan and Arampora, Panchayat Ghar Arin and other developmental works and inquired about the progress of these works.
He said the aim of the tour was to take appraisal of local issues from the general public for accurate and on ground assessment and redressal of the same thereby providing governance to the public at their door steps.
Dozens of delegations including members of Panchayat Raj Institutions besides scores of individuals called on the DC during the tour and apprised him about the problems faced by them in day to day life including road connectivity, macadamization, upgradation of roads, construction of paths and culverts, availability of safe drinking water and augmentation of power infrastructure etc.
While interacting with the people, Dr Owais appealed to people to adopt Covid Appropriate Behavior (CAB) at all public places including all religious and social gatherings. He instructed Health and Revenue Officers to strictly monitor covid guidelines besides testing at all gatherings.
The DC during the visit was accompanied by members of the District Development Council, Block Development Council, Assistant Commissioner Development Abdul Rashid Dass, Joint Director Planning Imtiyaz Ahmad, Executive Engineers of Jal Shakti, R&B, PDD, PMGSY and other senior officers of the district.