The Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, today stressed on infusing new vibrancy in the functioning of Public Health Engineering (PHE) and Irrigation and Flood Control departments.
The Advisor stated this while chairing a meeting here to review the flood protection measures being undertaken by the various departments and executing agencies.
While emphasizing on improving the functioning of PHE and I&FC, Ganai asked Secretary PHE, I&FC to convene a meeting of State Level Flood Committee to explore ways and measures needed to be taken for flood protection and effectively responding to any eventuality.
The Advisor also asked the Secretary Tourism and MD JKPCC to prepare and submit a detailed report about the works that are being executed at Pakharpora shrine.
The secretary school education and director school education called on the advisor today and discussed several issues regarding the educational scenario in the state.
Meanwhile various delegations called on Ganai and apprised him about various issues faced by them. The delegation from Chopan Mohalla Zone-ReshiChowkibal Kupwara apprised the Advisor about the nexus of timber smuggling, encroachers in the area. In this regard, the Advisor issued on spot instructions and directed Deputy Commissioner Kupwara and SSP Kupwara to take stern action against the timber smugglers, encroachers and those involved in damaging forests in the area.
Likewise, residents of Halmatpora of Kupwara demanded the restoration of water supply and face-lifting and macadamization of roads for better connectivity with other areas.
Residents of Pakharpora sought revamping of the local mosque and also discussed several other developmental issues. The Advisor gave them a patient hearing and reiterated that the government is committed to develop rural areas.
While listening to the grievances flagged by the deputations, the Advisor assured that all the genuine demands and grievances will be looked into.