Block Divas: 3 Mega Block Divas events held at Kupwara


KUPWARA, SEPTEMBER 23: District Administration, Kupwara today organized 3 mega block divas events at Villgam, Reddi and Nowagabra, besides, Block Level events across the district.

The government functionaries remained available for the public as a part of Jan Abhiyan to mark Block Divas/Youm-e-Block.

The main mega block divas event was held at Villgam in Ramhaal area, where District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Ansul Garg along with other senior officers of the district remained available for the public and the elected public representatives of the Ramhaal, Taratpora and Magam blocks.

Speaking on the occasion, the DDC said that the Government is committed to strengthen democracy at the grass roots level by ensuring on spot redressal of grievances and service delivery at the door steps of the people.

He appealed to people and PRIs to cooperate with the administration to achieve the new heights in terms of development in the district and stressed for making the best use of funds provided to each Panchayat by making comprehensive plans so that some block level infrastructure could be created.

The DDC gave the example of Tangdhar ,Teetwal , Sogam and Trehgam blocks where public representatives pooled the amount for the augmentation of power and health sectors in their areas as per their local requirements.

Referring to the service delivery during the Jan Abhiyan Campaign, the DDC said that 14000 PM Kisan cards, 80000 Kisan Credit Cards besides thousands of Domicile Certificates have been issued to the beneficiaries.

He said that our officers are continuously working in the field for issuance of certificates under different centrally sponsored schemes and directed them to work on a mission mode and ensure that all needy could get benefited of the Abiyan.

The DDC said that minority scholarship for students has got manifold addition and 1.37 lakh students got benefited from the scheme this year. He said 34000 new pension cases have been covered by the Social Welfare department and registration for new cases is also done during the Awami Muhim.

He instructed Engineers of PHE and Irrigation to coordinate with PRIs in plan formulation of new schemes, adding that by the year 2022 all households should get water through pipes under flagship programme, Jal Jeevan Mission.

Later, cheques worth Rs.37, 12,500 were distributed among 396 beneficiaries under various welfare schemes of the Labour Department. The Agriculture department distributed 3 paddy threshers, besides, PMKVY cards and Soil Health cards were also distributed among the beneficiaries on the occasion.

Similar mega block divas event was held at Reddi-Chowkibal where Additional District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Mohammad Ashraf Bhat along with various District officers remained available for the public and listened to their issues.

The third mega block divas event was organized at the border area Nowagabra in Karnah subdivision, where government functionaries remained available for the public and elected representatives of the Tangdhar block to listen to their issues and grievances.