Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha met Chairman, All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) and Provincial President, Apni Party, Jagmohan Singh Raina at the Raj Bhavan here on Sunday.
Raina apprised the Lt Governor about the various issues faced by the Sikh community living in Jammu and Kashmir, appealing the LG for focussed attention to be paid for the resolution of those issues. He highlighted the issue of extension of the National Commission for Minorities Act to Jammu & Kashmir for the benefit of minority communities, besides raising several related concerns. The Lt Governor and Raina also discussed various developmental issues especially the need for the tapping of drinking water resources, employment generation under the handicraft sector, among other issues.
The Lt Governor gave a patient hearing to Jagmohan Singh Raina and assured that all the genuine issues would be looked into meticulously and taken up for redressal. He reassured that the UT administration is dedicated towards equitable development and welfare of all sections of the society without discrimination.
Meanwhile, former MLA Ganderbal Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar and former PDP youth leader and Vice–Chairman, J&K Cements Ltd, Engineer Nazir Ahmad Yatoo also met the Lieutenant Governor.
Jabbar apprised the LG about various issues relating to the development of Ganderbal constituency. He also emphasized the need for augmenting road connectivity, electricity, and drinking water facilities, besides other related issues.
The Lt Governor appreciated Jabbar’s concerns and assured him that all the genuine demands and concerning issues will be looked into meticulously for redress. He also urged him to continue pursuing the developmental issues of his area devotedly.
Engineer Yatoo apprised the Lt Governor about different developmental issues including the need for waste management of Doodh Ganga, better road network, and a maternity hospital in Chadoora sub division. He also demanded the development and conservation of forest in famous Yusmarg Tourist place, Skill development center at Charar Sharief area for skill training in agriculture, horticulture, and other trades for local youth. He also informed the Lt Governor about the high expectations of youth from the present administration regarding the issues of education, employment, and other opportunities. The Lt Governor assured him that all the genuine issues will be looked into on merit. He also urged him to continue his work for the welfare of youth and society.
Yatoo informed that Doodh Ganga flows through Chadoora town and is the source of drinking water for 8 lakh population in Srinagar. All the liquid and solid waste goes into this river from Branwar in Chadoora to Barzulla Srinagar. No scientific waste management is taken up under SBM Gramin or Urban.
Regarding the bumpy and dilapidated condition of roads in Chadoora sub division, Yatoo demanded that Chadoora Loolipora road, Loolipora to Goggee Pathri , Badipora to Sogam , Kanidajan to Fresdub need blacktopping urgently before the winter sets in. Yatoo also demanded maternity hospital; at Chadoora Charar e Sharief road which can cater to a huge population in the area, bedsides better road connectivity to the Yusufmarg tourist destination.