On Day 2 in south Kashmir, LG reviews security, Amarnath’20

TNN Bureau. Updated: 7/10/2020 11:17:52 AM Front Page

After Pulwama, extends his public outreach to Kulgam

SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor G C Murmu on Thursday emphasized the need for better and close coordination between all agencies to ensure smooth conduct of the annual Amarnath Yatra which is likely to begin later this month.
The Lt Governor chaired a joint security review meeting in Kulgam district, in south Kashmir, in which he took a detailed review of existing security arrangements relating to the upcoming Amarnath Yatra. Later in the day, he also conducted a public interaction camp in the district, making it second in as many days in south Kashmir.
A police spokesman said that the security meeting was attended by DGP Dilbag Singh, Kashmir Divisional Commissioner Pandurang K Pole and other senior officers of police and other security forces.
During the meeting, the Lt Governor emphasized upon better and close coordination between all agencies to ensure smooth conduct of the yatra and for preventing the spread of COVID-19, the spokesman said.
He said Murmu applauded the efforts of security forces in maintaining peace and stability, and for preventive measures which have been taken to eradicate the spread of the coronavirus.
The LG laid focus on strengthening the coordination among the forces so as to ensure a crime-free society, he said.
Kulgam Superintendent of Police briefed the LG about various drives launched by the district police to tackle "anti-social" elements in the district and also about the necessary arrangements put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19, the spokesman said.
He said the Kulgam SP also briefed about the arrangements in place at the ground level for forging coordination among different forces deployed in the district for maintaining the law and order.
Later in the day, Murmu extended his outreach to Kulgam public, and interacted with about 15 delegations including representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions and Urban Local Bodies, traders’ federation, Awquaf committees, transporters, fruit and vegetable growers association, senior citizens and ST community members to take first hand appraisal of the developmental needs of the area, besides taking stock of the various projects and works under execution.
He also inaugurated projects and laid foundations stones of various works of public importance.
On Wednesday, Murmu has conducted a similar interaction with public in Pulwama also.
During the interaction today, the members of the delegations put forth a number of demands pertaining to drinking water, power supply, package for transporters, augmentation of receiving stations, flood protection bunds for residential areas, installation of solar lights for remote ST areas, development of play fields, beautification of Veshoo nallah, approval for Polytechnic College at Yaripora and early completion of PHC Yaripora, Transformer and restoration of power supply to the Badijalan and completion of works already taken under B2V2, besides release of work done claims of the years 2016 to 2018 taken and executed under MGNREGA.
The Lieutenant Governor observed that the government is putting dedicated efforts in reaching out to the people of J&K to address their issues and grievances and meet their developmental aspirations.
He assured the delegations about quick redressal of the problems and fulfillment of their genuine demands. He also said that an amount of Rs 1200 crore has been already sanctioned for upgradation of Power infrastructure, and directed Superintending Engineer PDD to restore power supply to the remote areas within 15 days.
He further directed the concerned Engineers for completion of languishing projects for which funds have already been released.
He said that the Government is providing free Health Insurance to about 25 lakh families of J&K under Ayushman Bharat scheme. Further, Power, Roads, Healthcare and Education are the priority sectors for the government, for which the administration is working tirelessly, he added.
He directed DDC Kulgam to identify land for the rehabilitation of victims of 2014 floods belonging to Adigatnoo village.
The Lieutenant Governor also sanctioned Rs 2 crores for completion of bypass road from Laroo to fruit mandi, including construction of embankment at three vulnerable spots at Khudwani on Nallah Veshoo.
During his visit, the Lt Governor laid the foundation stone of 50-bedded integrated AYUSH hospital at an estimated cost of Rs. 7.50 Cr, steel truss bridge over Zadran nallah at Kanchloo Kund with an estimated cost of Rs. 45 lakhs under the 13th Finance Commission.
He also e-inaugurated a ramp and lift facility in District Hospital Kulgam, Rural Haat at Devsar at an estimated cost of Rs 84 lakhs, double circuit 11 KV line from Nillow to Mohammad Pora Kulgam under PMDP and a 2x10 MVA receiving station at Yaripora .
Those present included Member Parliament, Nazir Ahmad Laway, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K. Pole, DDC Kulgam, Dr. Showkat Aijaz Bhat, Directors of Education, Health, Rural Development, Chief Engineers of R&B, Jal Shakti, I&FC and District officers.

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