KATHUA : Minister of State for Fisheries, Cooperatives, Finance and Planning Dr Manohar Lal Sharma conducted whirlwind tour of Tehsil Billawar and launched many new works and dedicated the completed works to the public at various places.
Dr Manohar Lal Sharma dedicated newly built Rs 40.44 Lakhs Primary Health Centre building Koug to the public and also inaugurated 1st phase of 1.95 cr Water Supply Scheme Koug. He also inaugurated Laboratory Block of Government Higher Secondary School Koug completed at an estimated cost of 15 laKhs by PWD(R&B). Dr Sharma also dedicated Sanitation Complex building to the Koug people which is constructed under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan at a cost of 1.90 lahks.
Dr Manohar Lal Sharma also laid foundation stone of 1.98 lacs Toilet Complex at Government Middle School (Girls) Koug. He also laid foundation stone of 3 additional class rooms at Middle School Sarah to be completed under Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan( SSA) .
Dr Sharma while speaking on the occasion said that government was committed to strengthen the health infrastructure to provide better health services across the state. He said state coalition government with the liberal funding from the union government is going to open 600 new Health Sub Centres in the state to provide health services at the door steps of the people. He said work on Primary Health Centre Sukrala, Chinji Makwal and Bhaiya was nearing completion.
The minister also listened to people’s grievances on the occasion and assured them that their genuine demands will be addressed on priority basis.
The issues raised by the residents of Koug, Garh Malti, lahri were mainly related to posting of staff at middle school Garh Malti, early completion of Water Supply Scheme Garh Malti, repair of Koug road, augmentation of Drinking water at Dhalfar, Dhrakhad and Morian, opening of JK Bank at Koug, status of RBA, compensation for rain and flood affected families. Etc.
Dr Sharma passed directions to the officers of PWD, PDD, Irrigation and CAPD to complete their works on priority so that people will not face any hardship in getting basic amenities. He directed the District Panchayat Officer to speed up the works on public latrines at village Sarah under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan.
Among others BMO Billawar, District Panchayat Officer Kathua, XENS of PWD R&B), PDD, PHE, Irrigation, Dy CEO Billawar and other District and Tehsil level officers were also present on the occasion.