Jammu and Kashmir News
KULGAM, JUNE 28:- Continuing his visit to rain-hit areas of Kulgam district to get first hand appraisal of the situation of affected areas, Minister of State for PHE, Forest, Animal Husbandry and Irrigation & Flood Control, Mr. Abdul Majeed Padder today conducted extensive tour of Noorabad and other areas of the district and took stock of restoration and rehabilitation measures being carried out by the administration and other concerned departments.
The Minister was accompanied by the Deputy Commissioner, Kulgam and other officers of district administration besides officers of PDD, PHE, R&B, CA&PD, Forest, Irrigation and Flood Control and other departments. He visited Achtal, Chahlan, Chawalgam, Pranhal, Nehama and other villages and inspected restoration works completed so far including bridges, culverts, canals, roads, besides power and drinking water supply which were damaged by recent incessant and flashfloods.
Mr. Padder, directed the concerned authorities to speed up the pace of restoration and repair works and complete all of them within shortest possible time so that people do not face any problem for want of basic amenities.
During his visit, Mr. Padder provided seven power transformers for the five villages including Kotmarg, Chatripora, B.K Pora, Chowgalpora and KB Pora of Noorabad Constituency which was a long pending demand of the people of these areas.
The Minister visited Achtal canal and walked by foot several kilometers and inspected the protection bund of the canal.
While interacting with the people at various places, who put forth various issues and demands before the Minister, Mr. Padder said all possible help and support will be provided to them, besides all issues would be redressed on priority.
Earlier, the Minister chaired an officers meeting at Chawalgam and directed them to be responsive and prompt to the public issues. He urged upon them to perform duties with zeal and dedication with the sense of responsibility and spirit of humanity so that people are provided adequate and timely supplies of essentials and efficient public delivery system is ensured on ground.
Mr. Padder also asked them to be at the beck and call of the public who have high expectations with them and ensure adequate supplies of essential commodities and drugs are available, besides proper functioning of healthcare and educational institutions in the district.
Meanwhile the Minister visited Nehama Bridge which has been restored for moterable movement after damaged by the recent rains.