Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) General Secretary Nizamudin Bhat has demanded to provide basic amenities to neglected areas of Bandipore particularly Simblar, Kudara Belt.
In a statement, he said that several areas in Bandipore are without health sectors, proper school buildings, drinking water, electricity and roads. The residents are facing immense difficulties in absence of the basic infrastructure.
Bhat said that most of these are inhabited by Gujjar and Pahari communities besides other backward classes. He said that it is ironical that Bandipore constituency has not received adequate support under Tribal Sub Plan(TSP) to uplift the deprived gujjars of the area. Similarly the constituency is denied funds under Border Area Development fund (BADP) despite a basic right. The normal plan does not meet the requirement on ground and the constituency reels under neglect and poverty.
Bhat demanded that additional funds under BADP and TSP be managed to raise the stock of the people of Bandipore particularly the tribals and backward classes.
A deputation of Kudara and Simblar belt headed by Mohammad Amin Mir called on general secretary at his office and later met coordinator grievance cell of Hon'ble Chief Minister at his official residence in Srinagar and presented the memorandum of demands for Kudara, Simblar, Sirander, Chountimulla , Zeban , Shokh Baba, Kota and Satri, the most neglected village of the backward belt.
Both assured the delegation of appropriate redressal. The deputation complained that local administration is not paying due attention to peoples problems under the excuse of paucity of funds. The deputation also demanded visit of Tribal Affairs Minister to specifically address the problems of tribal lot.