Reaching out to the people of Ganderbal, the Advisor to Governor, Khursheed Ahmad Ganai today held a grievance redressal camp at Mini Secretariat here where various delegations apprised him of their issues and grievances pertaining to development and public service delivery.

During the day-long session, the Advisor pitched for beautification and improvement of Ganderbal town. More than 25 delegations from different walks of life from the district called on the Advisor and apprised him of their grievances and sought intervention in ensuring outcome- based redressal of the same in a time-bound manner.

Advisor Ganai gave them a patient hearing and said that their grievances   would be examined and the concerned departments will be asked to redress all of their genuine concerns.

Delegation of District traders Association Ganderbal raised the issue of road widening, rehabilitation of shopkeepers, operationalization of Bus Adda, inter-district bus service to Srinagar, start of work on newly hydro power project and installation of new street lights in the town.

          Stressing for responsive administration in the district to bring reforms in the Ganderbal town, the Advisor asked the district administration to take keen interest with respect to sanitation, solid waste management and make optimum use of resources including men and machinery.

For effective disposal of solid waste in District Ganderbal, especially the town, the DDC Ganderbal, Dr Piyush Singla requested for a hopper, fumigation machine and dumpers, placer machine for the Ganderbal municipality. The advisor assured the DDC that the demand will be looked on priority.

A joint Delegation of trade union, Civil society and Auqaf Committee Kangan apprised the Advisor about the shifting of Boys Higher Secondary School Kangan to its designated site, dearth of staff and latest machinery at Trauma Centre Kangan, encroachment along the Nalla Sindh and protecting the Nalla from getting polluted by the wastes of hotels and other establishments around the Nallah, Land compensation to the land holders, whose land has come under acquisition for widening of National Highway road.  They also pitched for enhanced Job opportunity to the local educated youth in Z-Morh tunnel project.

The Advisor directed the revenue machinery for undertaking encroachment drives from State land, Kahchairie land on war-footing basis.

Responding to the demand of job opportunity to the locals in tunnel projects, the Advisor asked the delegations to prepare list of skilled educated youth in the district and asked the DDC for identification of skills required in the tunneling and provide necessary handholding to the locals so that they get jobs in the tunnel projects as per requirement of the project which are under execution in the district.

The Advisor directed the Exen irrigation and flood control to take stern action against the encroachers along the Nalla Sindh.

Ganderbal has tremendous tourism potential, need of the hour is to protect its environment and ecology he added and directed the CEO, Ganderbal to organize mass awareness on protection of environment and ecology through seminars and awareness programmes in the schools of whole district.

Delegation of Pandach and allied Areas demanded construction of culvert and retaining wall and other issues in Pandach area. Responding to the demand, the Advisor passed necessary directions.

Deputation form Lar and its adjoining areas demanded up-gradation of Waliwar road, up-gradation of Sherpathri high school to high secondary school and a fire service station at Sherpathri.

Delegation of civil society Ganderbal raised issue pertaining to land compensation under road construction leading to Central University Ganderbal, road connectivity, development of new hydro power projects for employment generation and health sector.

A delegation of district congress committee led by Sahil Farooq demanded establishment of walnut mandi in the district besides establishment of officer’s colony.

Delegation of district fruit grower’s association Ganderbal raised issues of macdamization of road to Zazna Mandi, transportation policy, pricing policy and lift irrigation facility for higher reaches.

Delegation of citizen welfare forum Ganderbal demanded expediting road widening work on Nagbal to Beehama, inter-district transport service, alternate road connectivity to Ganderbal from Srinagar city and establishment of district library.

Delegation from village Sehpora Tulmulla demanded block status to Sherpathri, J&K Bank branch at Sehpora and Tehsil library at Tulmulla

Delegation from Dab, Wakura demanded up-gradation of dispensary, transport facility in the area, Degree College for Wakura, development of play-ground at Dub,

Delegation from Bakura demanded filling of play field, other developmental works and up-gradation of High School.

Delegation from Tehsil Gund demanded construction of administrative block, fencing of Sumbal power House canal, establishment of degree college, construction of foot bridge at Nallah Sindh, up-gradation of govt. middle school Ramwari, and PHC Gund and release of payment of land owners whose land came under road widening.

Delegation from Safapora demanded completion of pending project of Behaama-Safapora road, commissioning of electric transformer to receiving station Safapora, up-gradation of girls high school Safapora, allocation of health Sub Centre for Pehlipora and Mirabwaad Safapora, black topping of inner link roads of Safapora road.

Many other deputations from the district Ganderbal and several individuals also projected their demands and developmental issues of their areas, especially augmentation of water supply, electricity, roads, irrigation and other developmental works.

The Advisor assured the people who turned up at the camp of early resolution of all the issues brought into his notice along with quick response and appropriate action from the concerned departments. He also issued on spot direction to the concerned officers for the redressal of genuine demands of the people who were present during the camp.

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