SRINAGAR: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday visited various parts of Kulgam district where she listened to people’s problems and issued on-spot directions for redress. The chief minister visited Kellam, Qazigund, Devsar, Mir Bazaar, Your Khushipora, and conducted an extensive tour of Kund area.
At Qazigund, the chief minister interacted with a large number of people and told them that the government intends to develop Qazigund as the gateway of Kashmir in the real sense. She assured people that healthcare facilities would be further strengthened and possibilities of setting up a skill development institute in the area would also be explored.
The CM visited Devsar where she interacted with people and promised to look into their demands, including the setting up of a Range Office and strengthening of medical facilities.
At Your Khushipora, the CM visited the Primary Health Centre and took stock of its functioning. She also interacted with local people who demanded construction of a playfield and setting up of a JK Bank branch in the area.
The chief minister visited Mir Bazaar where people demanded construction of a flood-protection bund on Vaishnow nallah. At Bongam, people gave a warm reception to the chief minister. They also put up several demands, including setting up of a railway halt point at Sangran, a branch of JK Bank, and upgrading of the local health sub centre to a PHC.
Later, the chief minister visited the shrine of Hazrat Rahim Sahib Bindu (R.A.) at Nova, Bongam, and paid her respects at the shrine. The devotees at the shrine complained of water scarcity in the area. The chief minister directed the Deputy Commissioner Kulgam to prepare a detailed project report for augmenting water supply in the area.
The chief minister also visited Kellam where a large number of people greeted her. They demanded upgrading of a local hospital, at which the CM directed the district administration to examine the demand and project it appropriately.
Later, the chief minister conducted an extensive tour of Kund area. En route, she stopped at Gund Pora, Botengoo, Bachigam, Ruzulu and Nowbagh where she met people and listened to their grievances. The people who met the chief minister sought augmentation of drinking water facility, electricity and medical facilities. They also demanded irrigation facilities for the farmers of the area and posting of adequate staff in the schools.
At Warpora, the CM distributed financial assistance among the victims of a recent fire incident.
The chief minister visited the shrine of Hazrat Syed Noor Shah Baghdadi (R.A.) at Waltengoo and paid her obeisance there.
MP Nazir Ahmad Laway, former Deputy Speaker of Legislative Assembly Muhammad Sartaj Madni, and officers of district administration accompanied the chief minister on her visit.