PACNHARI (UDHAMPUR): Expressing his concern over non-serious attitude of the state government in providing adequate relief and compensation to the ill-fated residents of Saddal village of Panchari block of Udhampur district, senior leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Yuvraj Vikramaditya Singh emphasized on the need of formulate a comprehensive policy for the rehabilitation for the survivors of Saddal village.
Saddal village was completely washed out due to massive land-sliding in this belt due to heavy downpours and incessant rains.
Vikramaditya Singh asked the state and central government to immediately devise a policy to provide succor to the ill-fated families of Saddal village and adjoining localities because their every thing was washout in the devastating land-sliding and the people were at the verge of starvation. He also demanded formulating of a comprehensive plan to save future of the children of this village.
Vikramaditya Singh, who visited Saddal, Panjar, Landar and Phatti villages to assess the losses and to distribute some relief among the affected families, said that this belt deserved immediate attention of the government because unfortunate inhabitants have lost every thing due to nature’s fury. He demanded that houses should be constructed for the survivors of Saddal tragedy at a safer place because the entire belt was unsafe after massive land-sliding in this region.
Vikramaditya Singh regretted that even after passing of more than 12 days, bodies of a number of persons were still buried under the debris and there was a need to press advanced machines in to the services to retrieve the bodies.
Expressing shock and grief over the loss of precious lives and property, he assured the people their that PDP stands beside them and shares their grief and loss. Vikramaditya talked to the survivors of the village who told him about the horrifying calamity. They have lost everything including livelihood. Some of the survivors complained that some lives could have been saved, had there been a proper road connectivity to the village. They expressed the urgent need of road. Taking serious note of the people’s complaint, Mr Singh urged the district authority to take immediate steps for renovating and widening the road from Udhampur to Panchari Lander, and Kenth Gali to Moungri, so that the inhabitants of these villages could have a better connectivity and access to the district headquarter. The schools of the area have been damage in avalanche and the education system in the area maybe put back on the rails. Later Vikramaditya Singh distributed tents and blankets to affected people.
Vikramaditya Singh was accompanied by Hamid Choudry, Ex MLC Deepender Kour, Rajinder Manhas, Capt Anil Gour, Satpal Singh Charak, Suresh Sharma, Sukhdev Sharma,PDP Candidate Udhampur, Prittam Singh Thakur, Karan Singh, Romesh Singh Sarpanch, Rajider Singh sarpach The PDP leader assured the people that his party would do everything possible to lessen their miseries and would also request the government to provide them every help besides compensation.