DC Sgr for tapping tourism potential, exploring trekking routes in Nishat

SRINAGAR: In order to get first-hand appraisal of the public grievances and listen to their developmental demands, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad on Wednesday presided over a Public Grievance Redressal Camp at Astaanpora in Brien Nishat area of the District as part of Public Outreach Programme under weekly Block Diwas.

The Public Grievance Redressal Camp witnessed a large participation of people from Nishat, Gupt Ganga, Brein, Astaanpora and other adjoining areas of Tehsil Khanyar of Srinagar District.

During the Grievance Redressal Camp, public delegations and scores of individuals projected various developmental issues before the Deputy Commissioner including, augmentation & strengthening of water supply, upgradation of Boys Middle School Brien, removal bottlenecks for road widening, first aid and emergency medical facility, organising skill development training for local youth, street lights, construction of retaining walls, beautification of Shrine of Hazrat Baba Ghulam Din Sahib Pahloo AstanPora Brein Nishat, development of area as tourism village and creating awareness regarding, repairs & macadamization of inner lanes, issues related to granting permission for house repairs etc in Green Belt areas under LCMA, public transport facility and other developmental issues in the area.

Addressing the gathering on the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner urged the local youth to come forward and avail the benefits of different self-employment schemes of the government launched for handholding of the youth so that they earn livelihood with dignity and honour. He also asked them to get linked with the Mission Youth scheme in order to get skill development training and placement in different entrepreneurship companies to earn their livelihood.

The DC asked the local representatives to submit a list of 20 unemployed youth of Astanpora so that they are provided self-employment under different government schemes.

The DC also asked the Chief Horticulture Officer to take measures to develop the Astanpora area as Cherry Village with a view to enhance the income of local farmers to three times for their overall socio-economic development. He also stressed on expanding other allied Agriculture activities in the area.

The DC also emphasized on tapping the tourism potential fully and exploring tracking routes in the area to boost the local economy and asked youth to come forward to set up ventures for sustainable livelihood. He also laid trust on the home stay initiative and urged people to get registered with the concerned Department.

The DC also directed for holding a joint awareness camp by all line Departments to sensitize people about the various Government sponsored employment generation schemes.

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