DDC Anantnag visits far flung areas, holds Public Darbars

DC Anantnag Dr Piyush Singla addressing public darbar in Anantnag on Wednesday.
DC Anantnag Dr Piyush Singla addressing public darbar in Anantnag on Wednesday.

Excelsior Correspondent

ANANTNAG, Aug 4: Accompanied by district and sectoral officers, District Development Commissioner Anantnag Dr. Piyush Singla today visited Shangus, Nowgam, Chattabal and other far flung areas of the district, here. He held Public/Awami Darbars at Shangus and Nowgam where local people along with their representatives (DDCs, BDC Chairpersons, Sarpanches and other PRI members) besides prominent civil society and Auqaf committee members participated.
Addressing the gatherings at both places, the DDC said that adminstration is committed to provide transparent and accessible governance to the people besides prompt redressal of their grievances and demands. He said it is heartening to see the local people making and implementing plans in tune with their aspirations of development and welfare.
Dr. Singla said that more than 1700 locally planned development works are being taken in all Panchayats under District Capex maintaining the PRIs should strictly monitor those for their quality and timely completion.
The DDC called upon the senior citizens of the area to compliment the efforts of authorities in curbing drug menace among the youth adding families and society have vital role to play in this regard. He said Youth Clubs and Playfields coming up at Panchayat, village and ward levels will have significant effect on empowerment of youth besides utilising their energy and talent in constructive and rewarding fields.
Dr. Singla said the Independence Day has great significance and a host of activities like Safayi Abhiyans, Singing Competitions etc are being taken in runup to the ensuing National Event across the district. He added that completed and new works will be respectively inaugurated and started in Panchayats on eve of the Independence Day.
On the occasion, several demands were raised which include provision of water supply to upper areas, macadamisation and maintenance of interior roads, enhancing staff facilities at SDH Shangus, Veterinary Hospital for the area etc.
He issued onspot directions for redressal of certain demands and assured other genuine demands will be fulfilled in due course of time.
The Darbars were also attended by DDC Member and BDC Chairperson Shangus, CPO, ACD, ACR, Exens PHE, PDD, PMGSY, BDO and Tehsildar Shangus besides other officials.
On the occasion, Eidgah and Public Parks at Shangus and Nowgam were inaugurated besides foundation stone for flood channel at Shangus was also laid.