DC Kupwara visits Pothwari Nowgam; reviews situation arisen due to incessant rains
KUPWARA, June 22: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir today directed concerned officers and field staff to play a proactive role in resolving the public issues in view of incessant rains and inclement weather.
The DC gave this direction during his visit to various areas of the Handwara sub division including Langate to review the situation arisen due to incessant rains.
He also convened a meeting of officers at ADC Office Handwara and took stock of the situation.
Khalid Jehangir said that all possible long and short-term measure would be taken by the Administration to provide protection bunds on Nallah Mawar to avoid any erosion of land or loss of property. He gave on-spot direction to concerned engineers and Beacon authorities to ensure widening and desilting of the Nallah and construct culvert wherever required.
He said weather vagaries have affected the Nallahs and other water bodies but the situation across the district is normal. He said there is no report of any loss of life in the district and advised people residing near Nallahs not to venture out till the weather improves.
Earlier, the DC visited flash flooded habitation at Pothwari Nowgam and directions were passed to reconstruct the choked culvert on Nowgam-Bangus road keeping in view the quantum of maximum discharge of water to avoid such incidence in future. Besides, directions were passed to I&FC department to deepen/widen the seasonal nallah.
Some locals projected their demands of crate bunds and construction of drainage for which on-spot directions were passed to the RDD department.
The locals of Nowgam-A projected that the Mawar nallah has changed its course due to which Health Institution and Army Goodwill School Nowgam are likely to get damaged. The DC directed the I&FC department for dredging on an immediate basis.
The DC also inspected the damaged bridge and school building at Check-i-Lawoosa. He directed CEO Kupwara to incorporate the school building in any scheme for its renovation.
On the demand of locals at Khudi, the DC directed Executive Engineer R&B Handwara and took up the matter with Chief Engineer over the phone for road construction along with 2 bridges to loop the Khudi-Pothwari area from right bank to left bank.
He also visited PHC Qalamabad and inspected various sections of the hospital including OPD, IPD, Dental and various wards. He also inspected the water logging in the back side of the hospital and directed Executive Engineer R&B for clearing the water logging in the hospital area.
Khalid Jehangir inspected Nayabat Office Qalamabad and directed ACD Kupwara to develop the compound of the Nayabat office. He also visited ITI Handwara and inspected ongoing classes, took review regarding the ongoing skill development initiatives and passed directions to impart and equip the trainees with the latest programmes effectively.
During the visit, the Deputy Commissioner met various deputations and resolved their issues by directing concerned officers for doing the needful.
The DC was accompanied by ADC Handwara, Nazir Ahmad Mir; DDC Mawar, Khurshid Ahmad Dar, BDC Chairperson and other concerned officers and engineers.
Meanwhile, on the directions of Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, ADC Kupwara, Ghulam Nabi Bhat, SDM Sogam, Tehsildars, officers from I&FC and other departments visited their respective jurisdictions and reviewed the situation caused due to inclement weather.
ADC Kupwara inspected the areas of Kupwara, Bohipora, Trehgam, Kralpora and upper areas of Chowkibal and found the situation normal. Likewise, SDM Sogam visited areas including Lalpora, Khurhama, Warnow, Dardpora, Gundmachar and observed that the situation is normal in the area.
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