REASI, OCTOBER 07, 2020:- Advisor to Lieutenant Governor,Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar on Tuesday visited Panchayat Halqa Khairlair of block Pouni of Reasi district in connection with Back to Village program and held interaction with the PRI members and general public to assess the local developmental needs and other demands of public there.
The Advisor chaired a gram Sabha in which people from all sections of the society participated and projected the issues and demands regarding the development of the area.
Specific issues which were projected during the gram sabha include acute shortage of drinking water in some areas of the Panchayat, construction of road from Khjor to Khairlair panchayat,delay in the maintenance tendering of PHE department, PMGSY Road Purya to Belluian, auctioning of minor minerals blocks at Panchayat level.
The Advisor on the occasion said that the UT administration is committed to provide all the basic facilities at the doorsteps of the common man so that they don’t have to keep running around Government offices for getting their problems redressed.
Advisor Bhatnagar assured the public that their demands and issues have been documented and they need to make their own action plan at panchayat and block level.
The Advisor maintained that the “Back to Village programme” is devised to enable, strengthen and empower PRIs and increase the pace of development at grassroots level.
The Advisor impressed upon the PRI members to plan out the development works of their respective panchayats in order to fulfil the aspirations of people regarding development at all levels.
Advisor Bhatnagar added that the Government has launched an ambitious Jal Jeevan Mission under which each and every household of the UT shall be provided with tapped water connection within stipulated time frame. He directed the DDC Reasi to take up the matter of road from Khjor to Khairlair panchayat with the concerned authorities .
He also asked the officers and officials of different departments present on the occasion to ensure that all the basic facilities are provided to the general public in a transparent and efficient manner
Greh Pravesh ceremonies were held on the occasion in which the Advisor handed PMAY kits among the proud owners of newly completed PMAY houses.
The Advisor also innagurated volleyball tournament during the visit and witnessed a match there. He handed over the prizes to winner and runner up teams during the event.
Advisor Bhatnagar also distributed sports kits among enthusiastic sports persons and other beneficiaries.
District Development Commissioner Reasi, Indu Kanwal Chib, Senior Superintendent of Police, Rashmi Wazir, Block Development Chairperson Pouni, Assistant Commissioner Development, other district/sectoral officers and field functionaries of different departments were present on the occasion.
The public present praised the fruitful step of the LG administration and appealed for continuing this process of connecting with the rural population to fulfill their developmental aspirations.