Jammu & Kashmir Newsfeed

Advisor Bhatnagar visits Basohli, inspects Sub District Hospital, other dev projects

Efforts afoot to develop Basohli as a key tourist destination Advisor Bhatnagar

KATHUA, JANUARY 24- Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar today conducted extensive tour of Basohli where he inspected public health facilities at Sub District Hospital besides took on spot appraisal of several ongoing development projects.

At Sub District Hospital, Basohli, the Advisor took round of different wards, Operation Theatre, Laboratory sections and inspected other facilities being provided at the hospital. The Advisor also interacted with doctors and other para medical staff of the hospital and commended them for their dedicated services during the pandemic.

While inspecting the hospital building, the Advisor directed XEN PWD Basohli for undertaking necessary renovation works at the hospital building beside developing other required infrastructure. He noted the requirement of the Blood Bank for the SDH and also inspected the COVID vaccination centre.

Advisor Bhatnagar also inspected the ongoing works at 100 bedded Girls Hostel coming up with an estimated cost of Rs. 254 lakh taken up by Public Works Department. He directed the concerned executing agency to expedite the pace of work and stressed on them to complete the project by March 2021.

Later Advisor Bhatnagar also visited Government Degree College Basohli, Model Higher Secondary Basohli and Jawahar Navodaya Vidayala Basohli and enquired about the status of  infrastructure and faculty position of these institutions besides inspecting other facilities at these institutions.

Taking note of the scarcity of drinking water at Jawahar Navodya Vidyalaya, the Advisor directed the officers of  Jal Shakti Department to resolve the issue on priority.

Speaking on the occasion, the Advisor said that the present dispensation  is very keen to develop tourist infrastructure in areas having good potential to attract tourists.

The Advisor said that multiple efforts have been put to develop Basohli as a key tourist destination. “With the coming up more infrastructure and facilities for tourists, Basohli will be a key tourist destination in days to come”, Advisor Bhatnagar said.

During the visit, a deputation of local people also met the Advisor and presented a memorandum of demands. The Advisor assured them that all their genuine demands and issues will be addressed on priority.


Support Ethical Journalism. Support The Dispatch

The Dispatch is a sincere effort in ethical journalism. Truth, Accuracy, Independence, Fairness, Impartiality, Humanity and Accountability are key elements of our editorial policy. But we are still not able to generate great stories, because we don’t have adequate resources. As more and more media falls into corporate and political control, informed citizens across the world are funding independent journalism initiatives. Here is your chance to support your local media startup and help independent journalism survive. Click the link below to make a payment of your choice and be a stakeholder in public spirited journalism


The Dispatch is present across a number of social media platforms. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for exciting videos; join us on Facebook, Intagram and Twitter for quick updates and discussions. We are also available on the Telegram. Follow us on Pinterest for thousands of pictures and graphics. We care to respond to text messages on WhatsApp at 8082480136 [No calls accepted]. To contribute an article or pitch a story idea, write to us at [email protected] |Click to know more about The Dispatch, our standards and policies