BUDGAM, OCTOBER 15, 2020: The Block Diwas programme was today organised at block headquarters Khansahab of the district, with people turning up in huge numbers including habitants from adjacent areas to highlight their issues, grievances and demands.

On the occasion, the District Development Commissioner (DDC) Budgam, Shahbaz Ahmed Mirza accompanied by all District and Sectoral Officers visited Khansahab where a public darbar under Jun Sunwai was organized and presided over by him.

Speaking on the occasion, the DDC said observing the public response during previous programmes was appreciable and inspires us to continue the initiative with more confidence.

During the day-long programme the public in individual capacity and in deputations or through PRI’s and concerned village heads put forth their issues.

The DDC while interacting invited the attention of all present in the programme that it is the matter of concern that in previous such programmes public in general always raised the issue of power and water supply, improvement of roads and occasionally touched the issues of RDD and other departments.

He said it is beyond imagination that no one even in today’s programme raised the issues pertaining to the Department of Agriculture, Horticulture, Floriculture, MSME, Animal/Sheep husbandry, Poultry development, Fisheries and Sericulture.

The DDC said that these departments are running many employment generating schemes, as there is a huge scope from these schemes that can provide employment opportunities to the concerned unit holders as it can also absorb and provide similar employment opportunities to other unemployed educated youth willingly interested in taking advantages.

Later, the DDC visited the stalls installed by various departments including Agriculture, Horticulture, Handicrafts, Handloom, J&K Bank and other concerned departments.

He also distributed sanction letters among beneficiaries sponsored by J&K Bank, Agriculture, Horticulture and Social Welfare besides, domicile certificates among the applicants.

Among others, the officers present on the occasion included General Manager DIC, CEO, CMO, SDM and SDPO Khansahib, all Ex. Engineers, ADC, Tehsildar, BDO and other concerned.