DC Bandipora conducts extensive tour of Ketson, adjoining areas

DC Bandipora Dr Owais Ahmed during tour of Ketson on Wednesday.

Excelsior Correspondent

Bandipora, Sept 14: The Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Dr. Owais Ahmed on Wednesday conducted an Extensive tour of Ketson and adjoining areas under block Diwas initiative of LG Administration.
The Deputy Commissioner was accompanied by DDC Aloosa Constituency, Mewa Jan, Joint Director Planning Imtiyaz Ahmed, BDC Aloosa, District Officers of various departments and other concerned.
The programme witnessed overwhelming participation of the public and PRIs who highlighted their issues regarding water supply, power, road connectivity, Education and health.
The PRIs and public welcomed the Deputy Commissioner for visiting the far off place of Ketson. They also appreciated the efforts of Deputy Commissioner and District Administration for bringing the Ketson on tourism map.
Social activist and tourism promotor Shabnum Bashir also raised various issues related to tourism and education of tribal people.
Representatives of tribal affairs also raised various issues regarding roads, availability of forest produce to locals, Chuntiwari Road, Sheikhmuqam Road, availability of solar lights and other issues.
PRIs also raised various issues regarding public welfare including Aloosa-Lolab road.
After listening to the issues of the locals, the DC redressed many grievances on the spot and issued directions to the concerned officers for early redressal of the remaining issues. He assured the public that all their genuine grievances shall be redressed in a time bound manner.
Dr Owais laid emphasis on role of PRIs, administration and common people to get desired results on the development front.
He said under NABARD DPR of Rs 4.5 crore have been approved to develop the road infrastructure in the district besides DPR of Rs 4.8 crore has been submitted to develop link roads.
Dr Owais said under JJM Rs. 35 crore are meant for Aloosa block to develop the pipe network and augment the water supply schemes.
Later, the Deputy Commissioner also took field visit to the tourist spots of the ketson to took on spot inspection of various facilities available and various modalities of tourism sector.
During the field visit the Deputy commissioner also laid foundation of Water Supply scheme Benlipora-B constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 149.69 lakh.