KATHUA, Mar 30: Col Mahan Singh (retd.), Chairman District Development Council (DDC) Kathua today visited villages enroute from Jandrali to Katt, Kund, Larry, Surli, Dodla, Alnuduck and Toara in far-flung areas of Jandrali and Dodla Panchayats, taking stock of the problems and issues confronted by the common people living in these areas.
During his visit, he interacted with residents in these under developed villages and listened to their grievances.
The people highlighted before the DDC Chairman their burning issues especially pertaining to road connectivity, shortage of drinking water, erratic or no electricity at all in the areas, inadequate Khulls, Dodla Government Middle School upgradation, etc. He assured to take up their issues with the concerned authorities and get these resolved at the earliest.
The DDC Chairman, addressed Nukkad Sabhas and gatherings at various places. In his address he said it is quite unfortunate that people of the concerned Panchayats have been forced to live miserable lives due to the worst inefficiency of successive administrations and public representatives of yesteryears for about seven decades.
Col Mahan said that the establishment of the three tier democracy now is the key to good governance in J&K and the BJP Government at the Centre led by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is relentlessly working in full coordination with the UT administration to bring about unprecedented socio-economic development in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir besides empowering the people.
Informing about the Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) launched by the Union Government, he appealed people to come forward and avail the benefit of the schemes best suited to them.
He asked the people to further support the BJP led Government for the peace and prosperity of the common people especially in the backward and far flung areas. Meanwhile he promised to visit these areas soon to assess the progress regarding the resolution of their pressing issues.
Col Mahan was accompanied by Chamel Singh Nain Sarpanch Dodla, Sunil Kumar, Nirmal Singh, Mohd Latif, Gujjar leader Gulam Nabi and others.