Kupwara, SEP 27: Advisors to Governor, B. B. Vyas and K. Vijay Kumar, today visited the frontier district of Kupwara as part of the outreach programme to get a first-hand appraisal of ongoing developmental projects and ensure redressal of public grievances there.
The Advisors also interacted with various public delegations who apprised them about their grievances, problems and developmental requirements.
The delegations apprised the Advisors about the developmental demands related to road connectivity, water supply, power scenario, healthcare and sanitation, solid waste management, repair of street lights, completion of languishing projects, and renovation of drainage systems.
Besides, bus stand at Regipora, IT Skill Development College at Trehgam, Bangar-Gund bridge, effective water distribution network for Trehgam, Mini-Secretariat for Trehgam, Police Sub-Division for Trehgam, creation of industrial estate at Margi TangchakDardpora, Power Grid Stations at Hayatpora, Kalaroos and Kuligam, completion of Kupwara Stadium, Staff for MC Kupwara, and MRI machine for SDH Kupwara, fencing of G&B Hostel Zangli were also raised by the deputations.
A delegation of progressive farmers demanded enhancement in the number of Vermi-Compost pits, support for dairy units, and other initiatives, lift irrigation facility for Hathmulla, Dedikoot and other areas.
The Advisors gave a patient hearing to the deputations and assured time-bound action on the projected demands after holding discussions with all concerned departments.
Later, Advisors accompanied by officers of the district administration visited the dairy unit at Batergam being managed by Women Self Help Group. They appreciated the endeavor and assured allpossible assistance towards strengthening women empowerment through economic self-reliance and better opportunities.
They also inspected the Sports Stadium at Galizoo and interacted with the sportspersons there. Both the Advisors directed the district administration to improve the aesthetics of the stadium. Member Parliament, Fayaz Ahmad Mir interacted with the Advisors at Galizoo and demanded better connectivity to the stadium via Lolab road through the construction of a bridge.
Advisors also inspected Pandit Colony Natnussa and playfield Natnussa where they directed the authorities to mobilize men and machinery for better sporting facilities towards youth engagement. Advisor Vyas suggested Assistant Commissioner Development Kupwara, Yaar Ali for construction of playfields and other works of public importance under convergence mode.
Earlier, Vyas and Kumar chaired a meeting at Handwara to review the progress of various ongoing developmental projects. District Development Commissioner Kupwara Khalid Jehangir briefed the Advisors about the status of various developmental activities being undertaken by different executing agencies in the district.
He also presented a detailed account of achievements in various sectors including health, education, agriculture etc.
The Advisors directed the officers to undertake regular field visits of far-flung areas for redress of public issues and impressed upon officers to take monthly review meeting of their departments for monitoring progress of various schemes.
They stressed for giving wide publicity and creating awareness regarding various government-sponsored development schemes. They also emphasized upon the need for exploring scope in agricultural and horticultural sectors through expert intervention by concerned departments towards ensuring better dividends to people.
The Advisors also interacted with various public delegations, representatives of various political parties, social activists, members of civil society and prominent citizens at Handwara.
During the visit, Advisors also chaired a meeting to review the arrangements put in place for the smooth and peaceful conduct of ensuing Urban Local Body elections.
They directed the district administration to take all steps to ensure the free and fair conduct of the polls.
ADDC, SSP, ASP, ACR, ACD, JDP, RO Municipal Committee Kupwara, EO Municipal Committee Kupwara, SDM Karnah and Lolab, CMO, CEO, Officers from Police and security agencies and other concerned attended the meeting.
Reasons by GoI to suspend cross-LoC trade highly indefensible: Soz
Srinagar, April 23: Alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to promote propaganda for 2019 Lok Sabha elections by trying to bring Pakistan, Kashmir and whatever suits his imagination, senior Congress leader and former union minister Prof Saifuddin Soz on Tuesday said reasons being given for stopping Cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade were highly untenable and indefensible.
“PM Modi wants to promote propaganda for Election 2019 and tries to bring in Pakistan, Kashmir and whatever suits his imagination”, Soz said in a statement here.
He alleged that since everything is happening at the behest of Prime Ministers Office (PMO), stopping the LOC trade between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad all of a sudden, is seen by the trading communities on both sides, as part of a “trickery” aimed at the Election-2019.
Two electrocuted to death in Poonch
Srinagar, April 23: A police constable and a civilian died due to short circuit of 33KV transformer at Chungan Chroon area of Mendhar in Poonch district on Tuesday early morning.
Reports said that a constable (Follower) in JK police identified as Faiz son of Mohd Sharif age 40 year and a civilian Mohd Shabir son of Ab Rahim age 38 year died on the spot after they came in touch with a live wire.
SDPO Mendhar Neeraj Padyar also confirmed to a news agency that two people including a cop and civilian was dead when they came in touch with live wire after there was a short circuit in a Transfer. Meanwhile, SHO Mendhar also rushed to the spot to assess the situation.
World Book day celebrated at Sgr, Kup
Srinagar, April 23: To commemorate the World Book Day, Department of Libraries and Research organized a day-long book exhibition at S.P.S. Library Srinagar.
The day is observed annually across the world to promote book reading culture.
Deputy Director Libraries and Research Shaheena Khan inaugurated the exhibition where collection of books including Quranic manuscripts, paintings, references and some rare books were put on display.
Meanwhile, similar function to showcase rare books was held at District Library Kupwara. People from all walks of life turned up at the book exhibition.