Govt dedicated to reach out to the people of J&K: LG
Visits Kulgam, inaugurates projects, lays foundation stones, meets various delegations
SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today said that the government is putting dedicated efforts in reaching out to the people of J&K to address their issues and grievances and meet their developmental aspirations.
He made these remarks while interacting with about 15 delegations during his visit to District Kulgam.
The delegations included representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions and Urban Local Bodies, traders’ federation, Awquaf committees, transporters, fruit and vegetable growers association, senior citizens and ST community members.
An official spokesman in a statement said that the Lt Governor also inaugurated projects and laid foundations stones of various works of public importance.
During the interaction, the members of the delegations put forth a number of demands pertaining to drinking water, power supply, package for transporters, augmentation of receiving stations, flood protection bunds for residential areas, installation of solar lights for remote ST areas, development of play fields, beautification of Veshoo nallah, approval for Polytechnic College at Yaripora and early completion of PHC Yaripora, Transformer and restoration of power supply to the Badijalan and completion of works already taken under B2V2, besides release of work done claims of the years 2016 to 2018 taken and executed under MGNREGA, said the spokesman.
The Lieutenant Governor observed that the government is putting dedicated efforts in reaching out to the people of J&K to address their issues and grievances and meet their developmental aspirations.
He assured the delegations about quick redressal of the problems and fulfillment of their genuine demands. He also said that an amount of Rs 1200 crore has been already sanctioned for upgradation of Power infrastructure, and directed Superintending Engineer PDD to restore power supply to the remote areas within 15 days.
He further directed the concerned Engineers for completion of languishing projects for which funds have already been released.
He directed DDC Kulgam to identify land for the rehabilitation of victims of 2014 floods belonging to Adigatnoo village.
The Lieutenant Governor also sanctioned Rs 2 crores for completion of bypass road from Laroo to fruit mandi, including construction of embankment at three vulnerable spots at Khudwani on Nallah Veshoo.
During his visit, the Lt Governor laid the foundation stone of 50-bedded integrated AYUSH hospital at an estimated cost of Rs. 7.50 Cr, steel truss bridge over Zadran nallah at Kanchloo Kund with an estimated cost of Rs. 45 lakhs under the 13th Finance Commission.
He also e-inaugurated a ramp and lift facility in District Hospital Kulgam, Rural Haat at Devsar at an estimated cost of Rs 84 lakhs, double circuit 11 KV line from Nillow to Mohammad Pora Kulgam under PMDP and a 2×10 MVA receiving station at Yaripora.