TRALAdditional Deputy Commissioner Tral Shabir Ahmad Raina tracked eight kilometres on foot to take stock of basic amenities in Tribal Gujjar basti, a far-flung habitation of sub division, during a micro darbar.
Gujjar basti is located in a mountainous Terrain at an altitude of 1496 feet, without basic amenities.
The habitation consists of 45 households, comprising about 300 souls. The main source of income is labour in adjacent villages. The Additional Deputy Commissioner Tral Shabir Ahmad Raina along with a team of officials from Rural Development Department KPDLC, Education Department, Forest Department, Public Health Engineering, FCS and CA.
He took on spot stock of the facilities that were making this area one of the most backward places in the valley, officials told Kashmir Reader.
He reviewed works taken by various departments including PMGSY, Public Health Engineering, Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited, Education, Animal/Sheep Husbandry, FCS and CA, C.D.P.O /ICDS, Forest department, Health Department, Rural Development Department and Revenue.
He reviewed Ponzoo- Shojan road 7.5km, the life line to the habitation which was taken up in the year 2013.
He told Kashmir Reader that the construction work was going on smoothly and instructed the concerned department that GSB work should be completed within a week’s time and the road shall be made motorable by the end of May 2021.
He also reviewed water reservoirs supplying water to the habitation but lamented that the supply lines were damaged resulting in the leakage and consequent wastage of abundant water and instructed concerned departments to rectify leakage within ten days.
He further told Kashmir Reader that a project has already been forwarded to the government to the tune of 25 lacs for the upgradation of water supply system in the habitation.
He also witnessed that negligible power infrastructure was present in the habitation.
“The rest of the households would be facilitated through a cable within 3 days,” he said adding that locality must be provided with that proper networking on priority by the end of this year.
He took stock of the sorry condition of Government Middle School that exists in a two room rented building where 60 students are enrolled in this school with 23 male and 37 female students.
He assured that two more rooms would be taken on rent which shall cater the needs of class 6th 7th and 8th and instructed speedy work on double storey school building.