EC Chandan discusses issues with LG, others

Excelsior Correspondent
KARGIL, Jan 5: Executive Councillor for Health and Agriculture Muhammad Ali Chandan called on the Lieutenant Governor (LG) Ladakh Radha Krishna Mathur at Raj Bhawan Leh to discuss several important issues related to Kargil district in general and Shargole Constituency in particular.
Chairman Block Development Council Shargole, Tsering Nurboo also accompanied the EC during the meeting.
EC Chandan sought the intervention of the LG for construction of the civil airport at Sarukathang Wakha, the release of funds for repair and renovation of Wakha Irrigation Canal, implementation of Government Order with regard to enhancement of wages of watch and ward (Mali), consolidated and casual laborers working in Forests and Wildlife Protection Department on the basis of prevailing wages rates of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir in their respective categories.
The LG gave a patient hearing to all issues raised by EC Chandan and assured that the demands projected by him would be considered for suitable follow up.
Later, the EC also met the Commissioner Secretary Tourism Ladakh, Rigzin Samphel, Divisional Commissioner Ladakh Saugat Biswas and Administrative Secretary PDD Ladakh Ravinder Kumar and took up various issues which included the construction of Babar Khan Polo Ground at Wakha, organizing of Mamani Festival at Shargole, construction of helipad at Fokar Lungma and civil airport at Sarukathang Wakha, construction of Ice Hockey Rink at Fokar Lungma, Shargole and Lotchum, installation of 1200 number of electric poles in Shargole constituency, opening of Industrial Training Institute (ITI) at Shargole and other related issues.
Commissioner Secretary Tourism, Divisional Commissioner and Administrative Secretary assured the EC that appropriate steps would be taken to fulfill the demands raised by him in a phased manner.