Karnah, Nov 4: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kupwara Ms. Ayushi Sudan on Saturday chaired the proceedings of Mega Block Diwas at Sub-Division Headquarters Tangdhar.
Among others, SSP Kupwara, Yougal Manhas; DDC Karnah, Najma Hameed;SDM Kaenah, Dr. Gulzar Ahmad Rather; BDC Tangdar, Khawaja Reyaz; BDC Teetwal Naushada Bano; District Officers, Engineers, Sectoral officers, Sub Division level officers, Sarpanches, Panchs and a large number of local residents of different villages of Karnah attended the Public out-reach programme.
At the outset of the programme, 2 minute silence was observed in the memory of 6 residents of Gabra village of Karnah who died in a tragic road accident.
DC Kupwara expressed her solidarity with the bereaved families.
SDM Karnah gave an overview of Karnah in his introductory speech.
On the occasion, PRIs and locals residents of different villages of Karnah apprised the District Development Commisioner about their wide range of demands.
After giving patient hearing to the public and PRIs the District Development Commisioner
assured that all their genuine demands shall be looked into on priority keeping in mind the budgetary provisions.
DC said that all works of UT Capex and District Capex shall be completed within their stipulated time frame.
The DC said that adminstration is making every effort so that Karnah Sub division looks lively this winter and difficulties of the people are minimised.
“We will ensure that Karnah road remains open as far as possible and ample number of machinery and manpower will be kept available all the time during winters” DC said.
Replying to a demand raised by public, DC said that if any Khidmat centre is not functioning at its designated location, it will be relocated to its designated location.
On the ocasion, the Deputy Commisioner said that we have taken the demand of extending of (RT-TC) highway to Teetwal with Beacon authorities so that better road connectivity is made available to the last village at LOC.
While replying to demand of establishment of Shelter House for Karnah, DC said that initiatives are on to establish a Shelter House for Karnah where stranded passengers will kept without any difficulty.
DC directed CMO Kupwara to conduct a Medical Board camp in Karnah so that left out Persons with Disabilities are included for pension.
DC urged PRIs and field functionaries of Social Welfare department to register the left-out persons for old age , widow and other pension benefits.
The DC said that Karnah is a very beautiful valley which is full of natural splendor, covered by high mountains, snow clad peaks, green forests, and gushing waters.
For continuing the momentum of tourism in the region, collective efforts are needed to give conducive environment to tourists which should encompass eradicating drug menace from the area as well.
She urged the local residents, PRIs and Civil Society to co-operate with law enforcing agencies to put a complete check on drug menace so that lives of youth are saved from harmful effects of drugs.
DC complimented Jal Shakti department for completing first JJM scheme of Kranu at Tangdhar and providing clean drinking water facility to the people. However, She impressed upon the officers to improve the quality of work.
Public outreach cum interaction programme (Block Divas at Tangdhar) had a huge response from local population and PRIs who appreciated DC Kupwara for bringing District adminstration on their door steps.
DC later visited KGBV Baghbaila, interacted with girl students and staff there.
Ayushi Sudan distributed winter wollen clothes among students and had snacks with them.
DC applauded KGBV staff and CEO Kupwara for maintaining all facilities of education, food, accomodation and cleanliness there.
On her visit to KGBV. DC was accompanied by SSP Kupwara, SDM Karnah,CEO Kupwara and DIO Kupwara.