Advisor Ganai listens to people’s issues at Jammu

JAMMU: As part of the weekly public hearing programme, several delegations and individuals met the Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, here on Saturday at Convention Centre, Canal Road, and apprised him about their issues and grievances and sought his intervention in the redressal of the same.

Over 100 people in the form of delegations and individuals from across Jammu region met the Advisor and projected their problems regarding civic amenities, education, road connectivity etc. Many of them, including government employees, also projected their service matters. A delegation of Sarpanches and Panchs of Block Assar from Doda district apprised the Advisor that their area yields a huge quantity of vegetables and other produce and demanded establishment of a fruit/vegetable Mandi in the area to enable farmers to sell their produce without any difficulty. The delegation also demanded the opening of a GovernentDegree College at Sub-Division Assar.

Taking note of the scope in the region for agricultural produce, the Advisor said that the Agricultural University would be asked to include this area in their outreach and extension programme for far-off areas to explore the scope and viability of the region along with making the farmers aware about the new interventions in the field. He said that special focus will also be laid on evaluating the scope for floriculture development along with agriculture and horticulture. He assured the delegation that the government is taking a number of initiatives for development of agriculture and allied sectors with a focused strategy to increase the production and productivity of crops and to enable farmers to take advantage of market opportunities. He said efforts are being made to ensure that these initiatives reach every corner.

A deputation of Gram Welfare and Development Society, Dablehar, from R S Pura demanded the opening of two colleges, one each for boys and girls, at Dablehar town as also the shifting of Dablehar Niabat from Chakroi to R S Pura and the construction/ renovation of the old Government Higher Secondary School building at Dablehar. Similarly, a delegation of Panchayats Ratwana and Surara from Samba urged the Advisor for up-gradation of Government High School Nichla to Higher Secondary level.

The inhabitants of village camp Gole Gujral demanded the construction of a sports stadium in their village. Meanwhile, a public delegation from Thanna Mandi, Rajouri demanded the construction of a link road from Mangota to Mohalla hill. Another delegation of youth requested for the Advisor’s intervention to get clear their cases under SRO-43 and requested him to direct the concerned department for expediting the process. An association of D.EL.ED Institutions Jammu projected the issue of renewal of NOCs to run the two-year’s diploma course in Elementary Teacher’s Training institutions.

Other delegations, including the Jammu Hotel, Restaurant and Bar Association and Intach Chapter, Jammu, and also of contractual college teachers and in-service candidates also met the Advisor and registered their grievances. Responding to the delegations and individuals, the Advisor assured them that all genuine grievance and demands raised at the public hearing would be looked into and necessary action would be taken by the concerned departments.