Saroori takes stock of public grievances

Excelsior Correspondent
KISHTWAR, May 9:  Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC),  vice president and MLA Inderwal, G M Saroori convened a ‘public darbar’  in Keshwan area of Thakrie block to listen to the problems of people at their door steps.
The ‘Darbar’ was attended  by the officials from RDD, PHE, watershed, I&FC, R&B, besides local  Congressmen.  Most of  the public demands were pertaining to the provision of safe drinking water supply, rational and speedy ration supply, upgradation of  link roads, power facility and proper upkeep of transformers, transportation facility, clearance of MGNREGA and IHHL liability, blacktopping on various link roads, health care, etc.
Reiterating his commitment to keep constant rapport with the public and move the administration out of the offices to villages, Saroori said on the spot appraisal of public needs and redressal of  their grievances will be the benchmark of  his governance. He enquired about the status of each work pointed out by the public to officers who gave details of the projects and timeframe for their completion. He emphasized the need for completing all works in a targeted timeframe and asked the officers to formulate proposals for various demands projected by the people.
The MLA said that holding of such ‘Darbars’ will form a permanent feature and the gap between administration and the public would be reduced to zero level so that policy planning will be framed according to the public needs in particular areas. This will also give ample opportunity to the officers of various departments to get firsthand appraisal of the problems of people in rural and far-flung areas.
On the occasion,  Saroori also announced blacktopping on vital link road from Kuriya Keshwan road for that Rs 11 crores has been sanctioned. The work will be executed by PMGSY department. He also announced construction of  motorable bridge on Kuriya Keshwan  road besides this announced construction of road from  Sirgwari  to Sarawan via Kurna. He also announced Rs 2.5 crore water supply scheme for  Keshwan area to which all the problems related to drinking water facility will be solved.