Rs 5.13 crore water supply scheme inaugurated in Rajnagar area of Rajouri
Rajouri, July 12: Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Vikas Kundal, today inaugurated the construction of Rapid Sand Filtration plant taken up under Jal Jeevan Mission here at Rajnagar lower in Block Budhal New.
The water supply project costing Rs 5.13 crore envisages providing Functional Tap Connections (FHTCs) to 557 households.
The Rapid Sand Filtration plant will provide clean and safe drinking water to the people of Rajnagar and surrounding areas. The locals hailed the initiative as a significant step towards improving the overall health and well-being of the people.
Later, as part of the weekly Block Diwas, the Deputy Commissioner convened a public outreach camp to listen to the demands of the locals.
The Deputy Commissioner interacted with the locals and listened to their issues and concerns. He assured them that their problems would be addressed on a priority basis and directed the concerned officials to take necessary action.
The camp witnessed a good turnout as people from different parts of the block raised their demands and issues amid rainy weather.
The locals demanded macadamisation of roads, upgradation of schools, adequate staff in government institutions and the augmentation of health infrastructure.
Specific issues highlighted during the event included establishment of tourist village at Rajnagar, up-gradation of PHC Budhal, meeting shortage of teachers, up-gradation of Government High School Ghabbar; renovation of Budhal to Gabbar road, provision of electricity poles, bridge from Ghabbar to Ghuleer, speedy implementation of JJM schemes etc.
Responding to the demands, the DC sought active cooperation from the general public in achieving the development objectives. He called for close coordination among departments and PRIs to achieve desired development objectives.
He also urged the youth to avail benefits of self-employment schemes launched by the government to establish their own ventures. He encouraged the youth to become self-reliant and contribute to the development of the region.