Bungling in distribution of solar lights
DC Orders Reassessment
Islamabad, Feb 12: Taking a strong exception to the reported bungling in the distribution of solar lanterns in the un-electrified villages of this South Kashmir district by the Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JKEDA), the Deputy Commissioner today ordered a proper assessment of the matter.
Chairing a tribal sub-plan meeting convened to raise the infrastructure in the Gujjar belts of Islamabad district, the DC, Sheikh Mushtaq, said, “It has come to our knowledge that that JKEDA has been allotting solar lanterns mostly to the people the living standard of whom is quite high while ignoring the poor deserving ones.”
Mushtaq said that after receiving frequent complaints and the concern expressed by MLC and Gujjar leader, Nizamudin Khatana, regarding this discriminatory approach, the agency has been instructed to cancel the previous list and frame a new list of real beneficiaries after carrying out proper assessment.
Mushtaq also impressed upon the concerned officials to make sure that the tribal sub-plan is properly implemented.
“Connecting the Gujjar and Pahari belts to the district headquarters and improving the life standard of the tribal people by providing them all the basic amenities is our utmost priority,” said Mushtaq.
The meeting was attended by all the district officers and the Gujjar and Pahari representatives of Kokernag, Shangus, Pahalgam and Bijbehara.
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