Locals say no place for village heads to meet and discuss development
Budgam: The Panchayat Ghar for the village Ringzabal Kharian in tehsil Khansahib at Central Kashmiri’s Budgam district has not been completed by the concerned department for the last 15 years.
The locals said that the construction work of the panchayat ghar in the area was started 15 years ago; however the work of the Panchayat ghar has not been completed by the concerned department.
They said that they have requested the concerned officials from time to time regarding the incomplete work of the Panchayat Ghar in the area, but unfortunately no necessary steps have been taken to complete the pending work.
Nazir Ahamd Kassana, one of the local residents from the Ringzabal area told the Kashmir Reader that the panchayat is an important institution in the villages. Due to incomplete work of the building in the area, they are conducting the panchayat related programmes in different locations of the area.
“The government has constructed the facility in every village of the Budgam district, but in our village the work of the panchayat ghar is still pending,” Kassana said.
Ajaz Ahmad, another local resident from the Ringazabal area said the people do not have any kind of facility in the village , where the people can discuss the village related issues with the government officials. We have to sit in the open field due to an incomplete facility.
“The condition of the panchayat is going worst day by day as the inside of it is now showing growth of weeds and trees and its building deteriorating,” he said.
He said that if the government conducted panchayat elections in the villages, why the work of the panchayat ghar is still incomplete in the area. The panches and sarpanches have to discuss village related issues and development work in the Panchayat Ghaar the people are attending it in the open field as there is no other facility in the area.
Sub District Magistrate of Khansahib, Syed Ahmad Kataria told the Kashmir Reader that he will check the status of the Panchayat Ghar And why the work has not been completed yet in the village.