Former Minister, ex-MLC call on Lt Governor

Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu meeting a delegation on Wednesday.
Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu meeting a delegation on Wednesday.

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, July 15: A public delegation led by Mohd. Ashraf Mir, former Minister, called on the Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu at Raj Bhavan here today.
The members of the delegation apprised the Lt Governor about the issues concerning the people engaged in mining and quarrying works and sought his intervention in resolving the same in a time bound manner.
The Lt Governor observed that the administration is making head-ways in addressing the mining issues in compliance with the Court and NGT directions.
In compliance with these directions, the Government has e-auctioned 119 mineral blocks, besides directions have already been passed for granting immediate short term mining permits at local levels involving Local Self Government to ensure that people do not suffer due to paucity of minor minerals, he added.
The Lt Governor further assured the members of the delegation that the genuine issues projected by them would be resolved at the earliest. He also urged the former Minister to continue his sustained endeavours for promoting public welfare.
Zaffar Manhas, former MLC also called on Lieutenant Governor and projected various developmental issues of Shopian District pertaining to strengthening of road network; construction of bridge at Zarkan, Keller; Power Receiving Station, Keller; Health Centre, Gattipora and other issues of public importance.
He further drew Lt Governor’s attention towards the issue of Pahari Reservation and also shared his views about the development scenario in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Lt Governor observed that the Government has initiated a public outreach programme, where he himself is visiting the Districts and interacting with the people to get the first hand appraisal of the developmental needs of the area.
He assured the former MLC that all the genuine demands and issues put forth by him would be looked into meticulously for their early redressal and urged him to continue his sustained efforts for the growth and advancement of his area, on all fronts.