A deputation of senior citizens from tehsil Zainapora called on District Development Commissioner Shopian Mohammad Aijaz today at Mini Secretariat here and held detailed interaction on developmental and other issues of public concern.
The interaction was part of reach out programme to establish a direct contact with the citizens to improve public service delivery.
A holistic view of the development scenario in the Tehsil was presented by the deputation and a range of issues concerning public interest was brought to the notice of the DDC.
The deputationists said that despite being just 19 kms away from the district headquarters, the Tehsil Zainapora lags behind on various developmental fronts like road connectivity, healthcare, infrastructure for government offices, drainage, irrigation facilities, power and water supply.
They demanded immediate black-topping of Shopian Bijbehara road, internal and link roads, construction of flood protection bunds along the banks of Rambiara River, the revival of important irrigation canals and drought pumps, proper market checking and fixing of prices of Goods and LPG besides expediting the construction of PHC Zainapora.
On the occasion, the DDC gave a patient hearing to the senior citizen deputation and assured that the issues raised would be taken up with concerned Departments for their time-bound redress.
He directed the concerned Tehsildar to ensure that Aadhar Centre remains open on all working days at the Tehsil.
The called upon the unemployed youth of the tehsil to come forward, avail the benefits of various self-employment schemes and contribute towards the development of the tehsil and the whole district as well. He also expressed his desire to see the youth of the district excelling in various competitive exams and offered all sort of help for such endeavors from the district administration.