Sagar expresses concern over rising urban poverty, unemployment

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Sept 20: National Conference (NC) on Monday expressed dismay over the sorry state of affairs in Srinagar, saying that the city has been rescinded from the development agenda of the incumbent government.
In a statement, NC general secretary, Ali Mohammad Sagar claimed that over the past six years, Shahr-e-Khas bore the brunt of successive lockdowns and curbs. He said that shopkeepers, artisans and marginal traders were not able to do their business and the youth of Shahr-e-Khas are unemployed.
The NC leader further added that successive orders of the incumbent administration have left no scope for early revival of the businesses in Srinagar.
“Let alone spending on clothing, medicine and education, people are not able to get two square meals for their families,” he further claimed.
Sagar said that failure of the government to carry out routine de-siltation of drains is one of the reasons for low lying areas getting inundated.