Sham takes stock of public grievances at Akhnoor

AKHNOOR: Terming regular monitoring of works as an essential component for enhanced outcome under development programmes, Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sham Lal Sharma, emphasized the need of strong synergy among the executing agencies and concerned departments
Addressing the monthly public meeting at Akhnoor held to review the status of ongoing development works in the area besides taking stock of public grievances, the Minister said that the government is determined to provide better basic services to people of the state.
Among others sarpanchs, panchs, officers of different departments besides large number of locals were present on the occasion.
Addressing the meeting at Akhnoor, Sham exhorted upon the officers to ensure time bound completion of all ongoing development projects which is vital to get the targeted results.
Exhorting upon the Sarpanchs and Panchs to perform their duties with utmost care and concern, the Minister said that Government has given them adequate powers to ensure better development at the grass root level. He said that the developmental activities initiated by the Government have changed the socio-economic profile of the people of the State. He also stressed the need to develop trust and maintain coordination among PRIs and administration for speedy development and better delivery of Government schemes on the ground.
Sham said that Government is committed to upgrade the existing infrastructure of PHE and Irrigation so that the people of the State get safe drinking water and irrigation facilities. He said that agriculture is life line of the State’s economy as high percentage population is directly or indirectly engaged with this important sector. He instructed the concerned engineers and officers to formulate a comprehensive plan for the revival of irrigation canals, traditional reservoirs and check dams to improve the ground water table.

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