ANANTNAG: District Development Commissioner, Mr Munir-ul-Islam, today convened a meeting with the members of civil society and mass media to get acquainted with the problems of the people.
The civil society members welcomed Mr Munir ul Islam for taking over as new District Development Commissioner, Anantnag. He was informed about a plethora of problems being faced by the people in general and demanded that concrete action need to be taken in addressing the same.
The prominent demand raised by the people was expeditious compensation to the 2014-flood affected victims, as the issue is still hanging fire. The DDC assured that he is personally monitoring the issue and compensation to the affected ones will be made as and when the requisite funds are received. With respect to the removal of the encroachments along the Jehlum river and other nallas, he said that process of removing the encroachments and the cutting down of trees along the river banks has been started and work is in full swing.
The Petroleum Association which also called on the DDC demanded that the supply of Anantnag is being fed from Jammu and like other districts, the supply should be made from the Zewan Depot. He assured that the matter will be taken up with the higher authorities.
With respect to provision of public lavatory facility in the town, DDC informed that the matter has already been taken up with the Tourism Department for doing the needful. With regard to creating greenery on KP Road, the social forestry department will be asked for undertaking the plantation drive along the road.
Further, the DDC was apprised about the repairing of various irrigation canals, filtration plants, solid waste management issues and other local problems, monitoring and regulating the mushroom growth of NGOs, etc, to which the DC assured that all these problems will be resolved in due course of time.
He, however, sought the cooperation of the civil society in making the Anantnag district as the prime district in terms of public service delivery and on other developmental fronts.