Revenue Minister visits Sopore & Budgam
Aamir Ali | 18 Feb 2011

Bhalla visits Sopore Women's College Takes stock of various issues pertaining Revenue and other deptts in Budgam

Bhalla visits Sopore Women’s College
Takes stock of various issues pertaining Revenue and other deptts in Budgam 

Sopore, February 08: Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, Mr Raman Bhalla today visited Sopore and on the spot inspected the Mother and Child Hospital, where on his personal intervention, the SOG vacated a building of the Hospital. The Minister had taken this issue with the Chief Minister, Mr. Omar Abdullah immediately yesterday when he arrived in Srinagar.            The people of Sopore on this occasion thanked Mr. Bhalla and local administration for taking immediate action.            The Minister addressed the gathering and said that the Coalition Government is committed to solve the problems of the people on the priority basis.            However, the people demanded to upgrade it on the pattern of Lal Ded Hospital Srinagar so that women folk have not rush Srinagar and other hospitals.            Later, the Minister also took stock of the 21 kanals land of Cremation Ground of Kashmiri Pandit Migrants and directed the district administration for taking steps for its protection and their other left properties. The Minister was informed that five kanals of this land has already come under the construction of new bridge and road.            Earlier, the Minister convened a meeting of the District Officers which was attended by the Deputy Commissioner, Baramulla, Mr. Bashir Ahmed Bhat, SP Sopore, Mr. Altaf Ahmed and the senior officers of PHE, Revenue, SDM, Sopore, Police and others.            The meeting discussed removing of encroachment from “Gaas Charai” settlement, the matters under Roshni Act, and the adequate water supply to the people of Sopore town. Mr. Bhalla was told that in Achabal, 350 kanals of land out of 1700  kanals and in Shiva 400 kanals of land out of 1900 kanals of ‘Gaas Charai been evicted from the encroachers. Besides, the settlement work is also under progress. He was also informed that there is proposal of Rs. 90 lakh of 1600 ARV Pump for providing adequate drinking water to the people of the town. Besides, old water pipes are being replaced by the new pipes costing Rs.15 crore from Zaingeer to Sopore.            Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner, Baramulla apprised the Minister of the problems confronting by the department of the shortage of staff and the infrastructure etc. The Minister assured the district administration that there problems would be considered on priority            Later, the Minister also visited District Budgam and Chaired a high level meeting attended by the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Samoon, Deputy Commissioner, Budgam, Mr. Mohammad Rafi, SP Budgam,  and senior Officers of the district.            The meeting reviewed the ongoing development schemes in the district. The Minister was informed that the work of settlement, land acquisition and removing of encroachment from the Gaas Charai is under progress.            On this occasion, the Deputy Commissioner, Budgam apprised the Minister that presently the work on 23 projects under centrally sponsored scheme is under progress. He was also informed the construction of the flats for Kashmir Migrants.            Meanwhile, the Divisional Commissioner informed Mr. Bhalla that the State Government has taken a big project for face lifting, repair and renovation of the Centuries old Historical Jamie Masjid,Srinagar and accordingly there is a proposal to establish a heritage village here for tourist attraction.            The Minister also inspected the proposed site for the construction of newly Revenue Complex coming at cost of Rs. 280.45 lakh.            Mr. Bhalla while addressing the meeting lauded the role of the Revenue Officers for working in the field despite odds and difficulties and in cases of issuing State Subject/Backward Certificates or Ration Card or any other work, the revenue officials all along works with zeal and dedication.            The meeting was attended by Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Samoon, Deputy Commissioner, Budgam, Mr. Mohammad Rafi, SP Budgam, ADC and other senior Officers of the District.