GANDERBAL: As part of My Town My Pride(MTMP) 2.0 programme initiative of Government to provide governance at the door steps of public in the urban areas, Commissioner Secretary, Social Welfare Department (SWD), Sheetal Nanda today visited Ganderbal and interacted with locals there.
During the visit, Commissioner Secretary who is also visiting officer of the district, interacted with social activists, citizens including trader’s federation and market associations who apprised her about various issues and development needs and sought intervention for their timely redressal.
During the interaction, the locals demanded availability of building material, dearth of staff in district hospital, CT Scan facility at DH, early commissioning of 93 hydro power project, women College, new bus routes, beautification of town, street lights on Hospital road, Pandach-Beehama road widening besides augmentation of electricity and water infrastructure in Ganderbal town.
While interacting with them, Sheetal Nanda said that the objective of the programme is to inform the locals about the services available for socio-economic development of the people. She highlighted that the problems faced by people in urban areas and come out with solutions for upgradation of urban infrastructure and amenities also forms part of this programme.
The Commissioner Secretary maintained that the MTMP is focused to provide self- employment avenues to the unemployed youth and several departments are providing handholding to such persons who are interested to start their own employment ventures under various schemes and urged the unemployed youth to avail benefit of such schemes.
Deputy Commissioner, Ganderbal, Shyambir while speaking on the occasion informed that during Jan Abhiyan several events were held which focused on sanitation, online services at door steps and awareness about Self-employment schemes. He added that 50 percent digital land passbooks are also distributed and 100 percent door to door garbage collection is also ensured.
Labour Commissioner, Abdul Rashid War on the occasion said that the focus of MTMP is service delivery at door steps besides to achieve feedback from the people regarding the status of delivery of services to ensure corruption free governance.
Earlier, Commissioner Secretary took a round of the stalls installed by various departments in the lawns of Mini Secretariat Ganderbal and enquired about the online services and schemes provided especially that offer livelihood opportunities to the locals.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner Secretary also handed over the financial assistance of Rs 99.21 lakh under Lower Education Assistance Scheme and Rs 2.5 lakh under Higher Education Assistance Scheme of Labour Department. She also distributed Golden cards, Sports Kits, Financial assistance under PMAY-U, Financial assistance and certificates under PM SVANIDHI, baby kits, hearing aids among the beneficiaries.
Later, Sheetal Nanda chaired a joint meeting of Municipal Council Ganderbal and district officers here in the conference hall of Mini Secretariat.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Shyambir, Labour Commissioner, Ab Rashid War, SSP Ganderbal, Nikhil Borkar, ADDC, Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani, ADC, ACR, Vice- Chairman, Municipal Council Ganderbal, district officer besides councilors.
During the meeting the Commissioner Secretary was briefed by the DC through power point presentation about the status of works undertaken under various schemes in the town, SWM, physical status of PMAY (U), SWM (U), PM-SVANIDHI, status of assets besides online services provided by Municipal Council Ganderbal.
The DC also briefed her about her about future city development plan of Ganderbal which include various components like City façade improvement plan, beautification plan, city library, city smart vending plan, etc.
While interacting with the district officers and councilors, Sheetal Nanda asked them to discuss the master plan proposed with all stake holders before finalizing besides separate plan for drainage and traffic management shall be proposed taking all stake holders on board so that better planning is ensured. She also urged them to generate mass awareness among the people regarding various beneficiary oriented schemes, online services and self-employment schemes, besides instant delivery of services to the masses, and speedy execution of people-centric projects shall be ensured so that common people are benefited.