Jammu and Kashmir News
ANANTNAG, JUNE 27:
Minister for Horticulture, Hajj and Auqaf, Mr Abdul Rehman Veeri today visited several areas of Anantnag district and took stock of the damages caused due to recent incessant rains to the public infrastructure and standing crops.
District Development Commissioner, Anantnag, Senior Engineers of Irrigation, PHE & Flood Control, R&B, Power besides other District officers were accompanied the Minister during the tour.
During the tour, the Minister visited rain-hit villages of Chachkoot, Sether, Halmullah, Chakipanjpora, Marhama, Waghama, Katriteng, Gantalipora, Zerpora, Godiwer, Krindigam, Veeri, Gurceadder, Aung Matipora, Numbal Mattan, Shamsipora and Jabalpora etc. He took detailed stock of damaged public infrastructure and standing crops caused due to the flood like situation arisen during recent incessant rains in these areas.
At Chagkoot the locals, who was on strike and blocked the road for want of early restoration damaged irrigation gage of the canal, on the intervention of the Minister call off the strike.
The Minister assured the people that restoration work of the gage would be taken up at the earliest. He on the spot directed concerned Engineers to take up the work on Chagkoot and Marhama gages on war footing basis so that the farmers of these areas would not face any problem while irrigating their farm land.
The Minister directed the concerned engineers and officers for early restoration of public utilities in affected villages with special focus on repairs of roads, WSS and power infrastructure. He also instructed for taking up of repairs of damaged bunds on several rivers and nallahs in the district.
During the tour various deputations met the Minister and apprised him about their developmental needs.
The Minister while interacting with the locals assured them that all their genuine developmental demands would be fulfilled in a phased manner. He asserted that government is committed to provide the relief to the families whose property and crops damaged due to last September floods and recent incessant rains and hail storm.
The Minister also received brief on the loss of paddy and other crops besides damage to the orchards due to incessant rains and asked district administration for assessment of losses.
The Minister asked the officers to remain vigilant and extend all sought of help to the people and ensure availability of essential commodities and drugs besides restoration of all essential services.