Advisor Baseer Khan tours Anantnag district
Visits Sun Temple, Gurudwara, Migrant Colony Mattan, Ziyarat Sharief Aishmuqam
ANANTNAG: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmed Khan, accompanied by DDC Chairman, Mohammad Yousuf Gorsi, District Development Commissioner, Dr. Piyush Singla, DDC members, ULB Chairpersons, Director Rural Development, ADDC, Joint Director Tourism and other government functionaries today made an extensive tour of Anantnag district.
The Advisor reviewed vaccination drive and development scenario, enforcement of Covid SOPs besides attended to public grievances from different sections of society.
The Advisor visited the Sun Temple, Gurudwara and Migrant Colony Mattan where he interacted with the Trust members and the inhabitants. They brought various issues to the notice of the Advisor who listened to them patiently and assured that their genuine issues will be resolved in a time-bound manner. He also passed on spot directions to the concerned for addressing the issues of immediate nature.
Baseer Khan also inspected Rural Development works and Covid Care Centre at Hutmurah and stressed on the officials to ensure the Covid Care Centre is run as per the guidelines. The ACD apprised him about the pace and progress of developmental works undertaken by the RDD. The Advisor issued on spot directions to strictly adhere to the timelines and laid emphasis on labour-intensive works which are beneficial in the current circumstances. He also directed to make timely payments of MGNREGA as it is related with the livelihood of rural labourers.
The Advisor then visited Sakhi Zainidin Wali Ziyarat Aishmuqam and took stock of the rejuvenation and development works being executed there. The Management of the Ziyarat Sharief raised some issues and the Advisor promised them full redressal of all genuine demands in due course of time. They thanked the Advisor for having sanctioned the projects that were requested earlier on.
Later, the Advisor held a Public meeting at Aishmuqam where he listened to scores of public delegations and civil society members. DDC Chairman Mohammad Yousuf Gorsi, District Development Commissioner Dr. Piyush Singla, DDC members, ULB Chairpersons, ADDC, ACD and officers of line departments also attended.
Addressing the public meeting, Advisor urged upon the administration and officers to ensure frequent visits of rural areas to resolve problems of the people at their doorsteps, adding that because of Covid, rural populace has faced inconvenience in meeting the Administration for resolution of their grievances.
Advisor Baseer Ahmad Khan impressed upon the officers to continue the vaccination drives with full momentum till everyone is vaccinated. He directed all concerned officers associated with Covid duty, especially doctors to make people aware of the importance of vaccination and dispel the rumours spread by rumour-mongers attempting to vitiate the Covid Containment measures.
He directed the officers to generate awareness regarding benefits of taking covid vaccination for the overall safety of people and society. He said the vaccination drive should be focused to achieve 100 percent coverage of people above 45 year old and impetus to rope in people between 18 to 44 year old should be accelerated.
Advisor said the Covid is not over yet and appealed the public to adopt COVID Appropriate Behaviour in letter and spirit. He added that the PRIs have a big role to ensure the same.
The delegation of public representatives apprised the Advisor about their grievances and demands which, among others, included development of pilgrim tourism, heritage conservation, roads, playfields, upgradation of power supply and degree college at the place. He gave them a patient hearing and promised to take up the matter with the concerned authorities for the settlement of genuine demands.
At the conclusion, public representatives and the civil society members thanked the Advisor for his sincere and timely efforts for public welfare and development of the area.