Kishtwar : District Development Commissioner, Kishtwar, Ashok Sharma today presided over the weekly Block Diwas/Youm-e-block here in the premises of TRC Chatroo.
BDC chairperson Chatroo Fatima Begum; District Development Council member Inderwal Rubina Begum; DFO Chatroo, Vijay Kumar; Chief Horticulture officer, Kishtwar Mushtaq Ahmed Wani; Tehsildar Chattoo, Suman Sharma; BDO Chatroo, Mohd Anees; BMO Chatroo, Dr Kahniya Sharma besides several district officers and officials among others were present on the occasion.
The Block Divas proceedings at Chatroo witnessed the participation of over 300 locals and the PRI members from different parts of the block.
Several delegation lead by BDC chairpersons and PRI members projected their demands and apprised DDC about their grievances which include the Posting of Doctor in the local PHC, augmentation of Power Receiving Station, payment of land compensation to land owners at current price, establishment of Fire station, conduct of special DG recruitment Drive in the block, payment of pending MGNREGA wages, electrification of Titwan village, posting of adequate staff in govt departments particularly in education and health institutions, Road connectivity to uncovered villages, issues related to the alignment of the approaching road to Singhpora- Valoo tunnel among others.
They also sought up-gradation of health and educational institutions, augmentation of power, water infrastructure etc.
Responding to the demands, the DDC assured redress in a time-bound manner.
He also redressed many grievances on the spot and documented the rest which require intervention of higher ups. He assured proper tracking and follow up of all the issues raised by the people for their time bound redressal.
During interaction with the PRIs members, the DDC asked them to spread awareness regarding various welfare schemes of Government among the masses particularly regarding the recently launched Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY Sehat scheme.
He further stressed upon tapping of horticulture and agricultural potential in the area.
During the programme, he also launched the plantation drive at TRC Chatroo in collaboration with the Department of Forest.
On the way, the DDC visited the Model Nursery at Dambar Chatroo whereat CHO apprised him about the various varieties of the fruit plants progenies besides the high density plants being grown in the nursery.
Meanwhile, similar block diwas proceedings were held at block Drabshalla under the chairmanship of Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Dr Amir Hussain in presence of Tehsildar, Arun Sharma and BDO, Sobia Fatima Shad.