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Block Diwas held across Bandipora district

BANDIPORA: The Block Diwas/Youm e Block, a part of ambitious Jan Abhiyan programme was today observed in all the blocks of Bandipora district, during which officers listened to public issues, grievances and demands.

The Block Diwas was observed to take appraisal of local issues from the general public for accurate and on ground assessment and redressal of the same thereby providing governance to the public at their door steps.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad attended the Block Diwas at Mini Secretariat and interacted with the public to review the developmental activities taking place in the block.

Dozens of delegations including representatives of Panchayat Raj Institutions besides scores of individuals called on the DC and apprised him about the problems faced by them in day to day life.

The DC after giving patient hearing to the delegations, he passed on-spot directions for redressal of their grievances. He stressed on early completion of pending Fund Transfer Orders (FTO) and minimizing the delay for FTO generation and execution of works. He said all the bottle necks that hinder developmental works in rural areas will be removed in consultation with PRIs.

The DC informed the people that the Department of Rural development in collaboration with district administration is going to adopt a waste management plan for every Panchayat and to start with, the project will be launched in two Panchayats on pilot basis.

Dr Owais expressed satisfaction over the participation of people in ongoing DDC and Panchayat by-elections and urged people to participate in election for becoming a part of decision making body.

The DC on the occasion was accompanied by Superintendent of Police Rahul Malik, Additional District Development Commissioner Afsar Ali Khan, Joint Director Planning Imtiyaz Ahmad besides BDC Chairpersons, Sarpanchs and other senior officers of the district.

Similar programme was also held in Sumbal where Additional Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Zahoor Ahmad Mir along with Sub-Divisional Magistrate Sumbal, Dr Bashir Ahmad Lone interacted with the people and assessed the grievances of the people.

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