Ganai reviews flood protection works

*Several delegations call on Advisor

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, July 6: The Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, today stressed on infusing new vibrancy in the functioning of Public Health Engineering (PHE) and Irrigation and Flood Control Departments.
The Advisor stated this while chairing a meeting convened to review the flood protection measures being undertaken by the various departments and executing agencies.
While emphasizing on improving the functioning of PHE and I&FC, Ganai asked Secretary PHE, I&FC to convene a meeting of State Level Flood Committee to explore ways and measures needed to be taken for flood protection and effectively responding to any eventuality.
The Advisor also asked the Secretary Tourism and MD JKPCC to prepare and submit a detailed report about the works that are being executed at Pakharpora shrine.
Meanwhile, Secretary School Education and Director School Education called on the Advisor today and discussed several issues regarding the educational scenario in the state.
The Advisor asked the officers to improve the quality of teaching to ensure academic excellence.
Meanwhile, various delegations called on Khurshid Ahmed Ganai and apprised him about various issues faced by them.
The delegation from Chopan Mohalla Zone-Reshi Chowkibal Kupwara apprised the Advisor about the nexus of timber smuggling and encroachers in the area. In this regard, the Advisor issued on spot instructions and directed Deputy Commissioner Kupwara and SSP Kupwara to take stern action against the timber smugglers, encroachers and those involved in damaging forests in the area.
Meanwhile, deputations from different walks of life including delegation of academic arrangements from School of Architecture called on the Advisor and underlined their concerns.
Likewise, residents of Halmatpora of Kupwara demanded the restoration of water supply and face-lifting and macadamization of roads for better connectivity with other areas.
Residents of Pakharpora sought revamping of the local mosque and also discussed several other developmental issues. The Advisor gave them a patient hearing and reiterated that the government is committed to develop rural areas.
Similarly, J&K B.Ed Colleges Associations headed by Prof CL Vaishav, also highlighted their issues and sought that only candidates with full-time BEd degree should be absorbed for Government services.
Residents of Kashmiri Pandits from Ganderbal district demanded to expedite tendering process for the renovation of the local temple under religious tourism scheme.
Daily wagers of Agriculture Department from district Kulgam and college local fund employees of Kashmir division sought their regularization in their respective departments.
While listening to the grievances flagged by the deputations, the Advisor assured that all the genuine demands and grievances will be looked into.


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