Kupwara: In order to reach out to the people living in far flung areas of the district, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kupwara, Imam Din Thursday visited far flung border area Kumkadi of Hayhama block, and held public darbar to take stock of developmental activities in the area.
District Development Council (DDC) member, Hayhama, Sona-ullah Khan also accompanied the Deputy Commissioner.
During the visit, the DC met various public delegations who apprised him about their developmental issues. He after giving them a patient hearing assured of time bound resolution of their genuine issues.
Addressing the public darbar at Lashdat Kumkadi, the DC said that the objective of his visit is to ensure overall development of the border area so that the local people get benefitted.
The DC stressed upon the concerned officers to be more active in facilitating the people residing in far flung areas like Kumkadi. He directed them to ensure proper awareness among the local people about various government schemes so that they can get benefitted.
On the demand of local people for notifying Kumkadi under ALC category, the DC assured them of proposing the same to the higher ups to fulfill their demand.
To ensure hassle free benefits to the people under government schemes, the DC directed the concerned officers to hold a special Aadhaar cum Golden card enrollment camp in the area. He also directed the District Sheep Husbandry Officer for establishment of sheep unit in the area under special quota to boost the livelihood of local people.
The DC appealed to those people of Kumkadi who are yet to take 2nd dose of Covid vaccination, to get themselves vaccinated at local PHC which is a prerequisite to get their ration supply. He appealed to the people to follow the COVID appropriate behavior so as to save the area against the possibility of spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the occasion, Tehsildar Kupwara, on the directions of Deputy Commissioner distributed cash of Rs.12000 among various widows, disable and destitute persons under District Red Cross fund.
DDC member, Sona-ullah Khan also spoke at a public darbar and expressed gratitude towards the DC for reaching to the people of the far flung area.
Officers and representatives of various departments provided awareness to the people about the public welfare schemes of their concerned departments.
Later, the DC inspected Upper Primary School Lashdat and PHC Kumkadi.
On the demand of local people, the DC assured them of the required repairs and furnishing of the old UPS building so that the children can have sufficient space to study smoothly.
Earlier, local Sarpanch, Haji Showkat Ali apprised the DC about the problems and issues faced by the people of Kumkadi area. He put forth various issues including ALC status for Kumkadi, mobile network, relocation of local PHC, currently housed in Army camp to other area,
Among others, Tehsildar Kupwara, Javaid Ahmad Zargar; District Sheep Husbandry Officer, M Haider, AD Planning, Zonal Medical Officer, officers and representatives from Jal Shakti, FCS&CA, Animal Husbandry, besides local people of Kumkadi were present at the public darbar.