Srinagar: Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday made a surprise visit to a village on Srinagar outskirts and interacted with the locals. The LG’s visit to Khonmoh during ‘Block Diwas’, organised as part of a ‘Jan Abhiyan’ outreach programme, left the residents surprised as he stayed there for more than an hour and listened to their problems, besides interacting with the field staff of various departments, officials said.
Besides Khonmoh, block diwas was held in Panzinara and Dhara areas. It was, among others, attended by Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary who briefed the Lt Governor about the coverage of beneficiary-oriented schemes in the block, road development works, interventions in education and health sector, and about public demands related to water supply and sports, the officials said.
“My vision for development is based on realistic planning backed by financial and technical aspects. I will encourage actual developmental initiatives instead of mere announcements,” Sinha said to the people.
Addressing the public, he said his administration is committed to ensure participatory planning and empowerment of the people. He said he had directed the government officials to attend weekly programmes to help the Panchayat institutions and public for formulation of plans, working out solutions for local issues, judicious use of financial resources.
Deputy commissioners and senior superintendents of police have also been directed to conduct public hearings in their offices every day, except Wednesday and Sunday, he said.