Poonch: Deputy Commissioner, Poonch, Inder Jeet, today visited Mohra Bachhai and Harri areas and listened to the issues of locals.
He was accompanied by SSP, Vinod Kumar; Chief Executive Officer, Poonch Development Authority, Dr. Tanveer Ahmed Khan; SDM Surankote, Saleem Ahmed Quraishi; Tehsildar Surankote, Sheraz Ahmed Chauhan and other Sub Divisional and Sectoral Officers of Sub Division Surankote.
The Deputy Commissioner travelled up to Jammu Shaheed area, which is on the top of Harri village and a tourist place. The Sarpanches, members of civil society and DDC member Shahnawaz Chowdhary highlighted various problems and issues of the public of the area.
The prominent demands included road connectivity, augmentation of Power and water supply to the area, construction of motorable bridge at Eid Gah Harri for linking Harri and Marhote area, supply of electric poles to the area, tapping of water resources, bringing Jammu Shaheed place on the tourist map and road connectivity to Jammu Shaheed and Jabi Toti area via Bari Behk. Upgrading of the PHCs and other Health Sub Centres was also demanded.
The Deputy Commissioner assured that all genuine issues would be addressed in a phased manner. He issued a slew of directions to the concerned officers for addressing the minor issues of the departmental competency.
On the way, the Deputy Commissioner, enquired about potential of farmers for shifting to the agro- horticulture practice from traditional agricultural practices. He exhorted upon the Sub Divisional administration to hold an interactive session with Panches, Sarpanches, Lamberdars, Chowkidars, progressive farmers and elected representatives with Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and other lines Departments to know the problems of farmers and motivate them to avail various farm centric schemes.
The Deputy Commissioner advised the officers to visit different areas on regular intervals to listen to the grievances of the public.