SRINAGAR: Continuing its endeavour to bring Administration to the door steps of the people particularly living in remote areas of the District, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad Wednesday presided over a Public Grievance Redressal Camp under weekly Block Diwas programme at Balhama in Panthachowk Tehsil of the District for on spot resolution of public issues and listen developmental demands of the local people.
The Grievance Redressal Camp was attended by local public representatives including DDC Member Balhama, Engineer Ajaz, BDC Member Khonmoh, Manzoor Ahmad, other PRI members and a large number of people of Balhama, Zaffran Colony and other areas.
While Programme Officer, ICDS, Chief Planning Officer, Srinagar, Chief Agriculture Office, Chief Horticulture Officer, Assistant Commissioner Development, Zonal Medical Officer, Tehsildar Panthachowk, Lead Bank Manager and other District Officers were also present on the occasion.
During the Grievance Redressal Camp, local PRI representatives, public delegations and individuals projected various issues and demands before the DC including upgradation of Health Centre to NTPHC, construction of multipurpose Community Hall, retaining walls, Playground, augmentation of drainage system, resumption of work on dewatering pump station, upgradation and macadamization of link & inner roads, providing ATM facility and other issues.
The DC after giving patient hearing to the grievances and demands of the public, sought on the spot response from the concerned District Officers present during the Grievance Redressal Camp. He also assured them that all genuine demands and issues projected by them will be taken up with concerned to ensure their fulfillment.
The DC also gave on the spot direction to the concerned officers for time bound redressal of the public issues.
Addressing the gathering, the DC said the purpose of holding such grievance redressal Camps is to take appraisal of local issues from the general public for precise and unground assessment for their time bound redressal. He said various developmental works are being executed in Balhama area under Annual Development Plan at a cost of Rs 1.23 crore for overall development and welfare of the area.
Responding to the demand of upgradation of Health Centre to NTPHC, the DC said that the DPR of Rs 3.50 crore has already been made to fulfil the long pending public demand and a suitable land has also been identified in Balhama to provide better healthcare facilities to people in locality.
Regarding the provision of ATM facility, the DC asked the LDM to check the feasibility for the same and take necessary measures in this regard so that ATM facility is provided to local people at the nearest point.
Earlier, DDC members and the people of the area expressed their gratitude to the Deputy Commissioner for bringing the District Administration to their doorsteps by holding Block Diwas at Balhama area. They also thanked District Administration Srinagar for fulfilling various developmental demands brought into the notice of administration a few months ago.
After the culmination of Block Diwas, the DC visited Shri Mata Bala Deviji temple, Balhama to have on spot assessment of works to be taken for its development and beautification.
On the occasion, the DC asked the concerned Officers to take up the works for construction of the sitting area/Transit shed for the halt of devotees paying homage to Shri Mata Bala Deviji at the Temple, besides face lifting and beautification of the site. He also visited a local shrine and assured of funding for temporary halt facility.
Later, the DC also inspected various Mushroom Units at Mushroom Village established in the area by the Agriculture Department under PMKKKY at a cost of Rs 10 lakh.
On the occasion, the DC interacted with the local young entrepreneurs who expressed their gratitude to the District Administration for providing such employment opportunities to earn day to day livelihood for themselves and their family through low-cost business ideas with high profit.
Speaking at the site, the DC said as many as 62 Mushroom Units have been established in Balhama area to improve self-sustainable local rural economy.