Manohar convenes public grievance camps

Excelsior Correspondent
KATHUA, Oct 9: To assess the problems of the people and ensure onspot redressal, Minister of State for Fisheries, Cooperatives, Finance and Planning Dr Manohar Lal Sharma convened public grievances redressal camps at Amuwala and Juthana of Billawar constituency here today.
District and Tehsil level officers of PHE, PDD, PWD and other departments besides number of people were present on the occasion.
At Amuwala  Dr Manohar Lal Sharma inagurated Panchayat Ghar building of  Amuwala Pancahayat which has been completed at a cost of Rs 18.50 lakh.
He after inaugurating the Panchayat ghar building said that the present government has given due power to the Panchayats besides providing the necessary infrastructure for their proper functioning. He said the Sarpanchs and Panchs are vital pillars in the planning and also execution of development works.
Earlier deputations hailing  from Amuwala and adjoining areas  apprised the Minister about their difficulties and demands including repair of filtration plant, new tubewell, four new anganwari centres, electric poles, new hand pumps and funds for the boundary wall of the Panchayat ghar. The other issues highlighted by the locals including PMGSY road from Ramkote -seeria, crates, high mast lights and compensation to those whose houses have been damaged in recent rain and floods.
Dr Manohar Lal Sharma said extensive development has been done in recent years in the far off and hilly areas. With an aim to equip the  ruralities with all the basic amenities,  he said water scarcity in hilly and kandi areas have also been addressed for which 40 tubewell and 2 check dams were placed to cater the water requirement of such areas.
At Juthana a similar camp was organised to listen to the problems of the people where Dr Manohar Lal Sharma  and other tehsil and district level officers assessed the problems of the people at Government High School Juthana.
The main problems highlighted by various deputations included upgradation of high school to higher secondary level, road connectivity, bridge and shortage of staff in school. The demand of  doctor in ayurvedic dispensary was also projected by the locals.
Earlier on Wednesday Dr Manohar Lal  Sharma amongwith Ex MLC Subash Gupta visited Nar Singh Temple at Ghagwal and interacted with people  who migrated to makeshift relief camp in wake of heavy shelling at border areas.
The minister had first hand apprisal of the difficulties of the people and passed instructions to the administration to take care of the people who have migrated to such relief camps.

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