JAMMU, Feb 22: Former R&B Minister and MLA Inderwal Ghulam Muhammad Saroori rued non implementation of decisions taken during District Development Board (DDB) meetings and demanded transparency while execution of developmental works.
Saroori, while raising various issues in Kishtwar DDB meeting held at Jammu on Tuesday, called for accelerating pace of the ongoing water supply schemes for its earliest completion. He said that the prestigious Naigad WSS is the lifeline for the people of Kishtwar, which needs to be completed within the specific time limit in a transparency manner. He said that out of 32 KMs pipe line, the work on only 12 KMs has been completed while 20 KMs work is still pending.
He also raised the issue of Rs 88 lakh Sigdi Foot suspension bridge in Chatroo and called upon the Government to work towards vacation of court stay so that the work on this bridge could be started at an earliest. He also raised the issue of early restoration of construction on Rs 144 lakh Circular road near Helipad Chatroo, which was damaged due to flashflood in September 2014.
Saroori demanded that high density plants of Apple, walnut may be provided to the farmers of Chatroo, Kishtwar and Bunjwah, in which only 1000 number of plants were distributed among farmers in Chatroo. He also demanded early sanction for Rs 25.37 lakh Rajmah village in Inderwal constituency as the file for sanctioning is pending in Director Agriculture Jammu office. He further demanded that Sheep and Animal husbandry centers should be opened in Inderwal, beside highlighted the need to exploit the potential in Kishtwar to grow high quality Saffron to which a DPR to the tune of Rs 713.27 lakh also stands submitted to Director Agriculture Jammu for approval.
He expressed his displeasure that most of the important projects in his constituency were held up due to non availability of land compensation and delay in releasing of compensation of various schemes. He said that PMGSY roads phase I scheme, which have been completed, are in bad and dilapidated conditions including that of roads from Drabshallah-Bugrana, Bunjwah, Tatani Saroor, Sigdi, Batwari, Tagood, Durbeel, Maliknar, Deller, Passerkote, Kuchal, Challar, Cheera and other roads. He demanded that it required additional funds for maintenance of these roads.
Saroori further demanded that BDS post (Dental Surgeon) be created at PHCs level and called for early settlement of court case on posting of BMO Kishtwar. He also demanded for early clearance of MGNREGA, Swatch Bharat, IHHL liabilities and improvement in electricity in far flung areas.