Weekly Block Diwas: DC Rajouri addresses public issues at border block Doongi

RAJOURI, FEBRUARY 14: As part of the weekly Block Diwas initiative, Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Om Prakash Bhagat today chaired a public outreach camp at border block Doongi to redress the people’s issues at their doorsteps.
During the event, local residents raised various of concerns which encompassed the inclusion of eligible beneficiaries under the BPL category, upgrading the transformer at Kallar, initiating work on the road from Kallar Sawani to HS Kallar, addressing water scarcity, resolving forest clearance issue on the Kallar Chowk to Jabbran road, enrolling eligible beneficiaries under PMAY-G, allocating funds for the road from the main road to the Shamshan Ghat at Sasal Kote, blacktopping the road leading to GDC Doongi, repairing and renovating the Panchayat Ghar in Sasal Kote, upgrading the Kallar to Veer Vadeshwar road, addressing the dilapidated condition of the Sasal Kote to Challas road, and constructing the main road to Prat.
Some more pressing issues in the area included improving the main road from Doongi Nalla ward No.02 to Ward No. 05, ensuring additional handpumps, establishing a JK Bank Branch, repairing old handpumps, expediting JJM schemes, addressing the fund shortage for the bridge at Tandwal, fixing the dilapidated Pathan Mohra to Gai road and Nagoon to Keri road, providing land passbooks, addressing staff shortages at PS Dhara Sawanla, constructing a road from Shahpur to Khanka Dhara, constructing building for KV school at Doongi block, and rationalization of staff in educational institutions.
Additional issues included addressing the scarcity of electricity poles, constructing roads from Chitti Bakri to Namblan and from Thathayali to Bai, resolving pending payments for border bunkers, addressing the shortage of electricity poles in Ward No. 04 Sasal Kote, and initiating work on a borewell at Dherian.
The event also provided an opportunity to the government officers to inform the public about various schemes and programs being implemented by their respective departments. Attendees were encouraged to take advantage of these initiatives for their own betterment.
The DC assured the public that all their concerns had been meticulously documented and that each genuine issue would be addressed through the intervention of the respective departments in a time-bound manner.
During the public outreach camp, the Deputy Commissioner assured that the focus of the Government is ensuring all essential facilities reach the doorstep of the general public. He assured attendees that the most robust measures are actively being pursued to achieve this ambitious goal.
The DC issued on the spot directives to the concerned departments to prioritize and resolve the issues flagged by the public. Remarkably, several issues found resolution right there with the prompt intervention of the dedicated departments.
Regarding the implementation of the Jal Jeevan Mission schemes, he assured that the district administration is working tirelessly to ensure the speedy implementation of the schemes in order to provide tapped water connection to all the rural households of the district.
Regarding the upgradation of the BRO road from Kallar to Veer Vadeshwar, the DC assured that he would take up the matter with the concerned quarters. He also directed the Assistant Commissioner Development to swiftly compile a thorough list of Panchayat Ghars which are in dilapidated condition and to take effective measures for their urgent repair and renovation.
Regarding the shortage of the electricity poles, the Deputy Commissioner assured that an adequate number of poles would be provided under the RDSS scheme of the PDD sector. Regarding the shortage of staff in educational institutions, he directed the CEO Education to rationalize the staff at the earliest to address the issue. Concerning the construction of the border bunkers, he directed the concerned officers to expedite the construction of border bunkers and ensure they are completed as soon as possible.
Regarding the ongoing developmental projects, the Deputy Commissioner Rajouri took a hands-on approach, directing officers to expedite progress and ensure timely completion. Recognizing the importance of the role these projects play in the growth of the region, he stressed the significance of efficient execution to bring tangible improvements to the community.
Regarding curbing the menace of drug abuse from the district, he appealed to the public, emphasizing the importance of their support in collaboration with the administration to effectively combat the issue of drug abuse within the district. As for the implementation of the centrally sponsored schemes, the DC also instructed the concerned officers to ensure the saturation of all centrally sponsored schemes by March 31st, 2024.
At the Block Diwas event, the Deputy Commissioner issued a pivotal directive for seamless collaboration among the concerned departments. Emphasizing the imperative of swift resolution, the Deputy Commissioner called for a united effort to eliminate bottlenecks hindering the timely execution of developmental projects.
Later, as a mark of respect and to raise awareness under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign, the Deputy Commissioner also distributed baby care kits to the mothers of newborn babies.
Among others, DDC Member Doongi, Khalid Chowdhary; CPO, Mohammad Khurshid; ACD Vijay Kumar; ACP, Sheraz Chowhan; DDE, Zaheer Kaifi; EXEN REW, Zahir Khan; EXEN PDD Rajouri, Mohd Rashid; EXEN PWD(R&B) Rajouri, Sardar Khan; EXEN Jal Shakti Mechanical, Manoj Gupta, besides other district and sectoral officers attended the public outreach camp.
The Deputy Commissioner also visited the KGBV school at Doongi, engaging with the students to encourage them to strive dedicatedly to reach their aspirations. Furthermore, he inspected the Agrati water supply scheme under JJM, assessing its progress. The scheme, estimated at Rs 478.50 lakh, aims to benefit 565 households, with ongoing work currently underway. Moreover, the DC also visited the Sasal Kote to Mehari road, where earthwork and retaining wall construction are in progress. This project, spanning a length of 4.25 kilometers, is estimated at Rs 532 lakh.

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