People’s Wishes Must For K Solution: Omar17 October 2010
Srinagar: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Sunday reiterated the need for addressing the political issues of the state as per the aspirations of people. “I stand by my promise to work in this direction and seek political resolution of political issues as per the aspirations of people of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said, adding that peaceful atmosphere was pre-requisite to move forward on this front. Omar said over Rs 6500 crore Annual Plan for the current year approved by the Central Government for the State would have catapulted the development process in the State “had the unfavourable law and order situation in the Valley not hampered the smooth going”. “However, I have sensitized administration and executing agencies at all levels to re-double the efforts for making good of the losses incurred during the four months law and order situation,” he said. Meanwhile, the chief minister met many deputations during the Awami Mulakat at his Srinagar residence. Deputations from Magam, Tangmarg, Baramulla, Kupwara, Handwara, Pattan, Srinagar, Islamabad, Pahalgam, Pulwama, Dooru, Kokernag, Bandipora, Ganderbal and other areas requested the chief minister for launching new schemes to upgrade and improve the basic amenities in the sectors of R&B, water supply, power distribution, health, education, agriculture, horticulture and tourism. A deputation of Saffron Growers Association from Pampore requested the CM for streamlining the production and marketing of saffron. A deputation from district Budgam raised issues pertaining to the scope of extending higher education facilities in the area and granting of more degree colleges. A deputation from Islamabad raised issues regarding the timely completion of schemes and launch of new programmes in the backward and far-off areas. A deputation from Dooru and Kokernag area presented a memorandum of development demands. A deputation from Shangus identified various areas requiring attention for development. It also raised the issue of on spot requirement of youth of far-flung areas in the police department. Same issue was also raised by various other deputations. A deputation from Bandipora presented a resume of the development needs and grievances of people of the district. A deputation of Doctors’ Association presented a memorandum of demands of the doctors of health department and highlighted various aspects of their grievances on various accounts. A deputation from SUKAST, Kashmir and a deputation of Teachers’ Association in their meeting with the chief minister apprised him of their difficulties and demands. The deputations from Eidgah and Soura raised issues pertaining to the development of these areas. A deputation of Saidapora, Srinagar highlighted the issue of shifting of dumping site of SMC from the area. A deputation of the Traders of Hari Singh High Street, Srinagar apprised the chief minister of various issues confronting their smooth conduct of trade activities. A deputation from Singpora, Pattan in their meeting with the chief minister presented him a memorandum of demands pertaining to the infrastructure development in their area. A deputation from Sonawar, Srinagar requested for improving the power distribution system and macadamization of various areas while as a deputation from Anchar informed the chief minister of their demands and a deputation of the parents of students under training in ASCOMS apprised the Chief Minister of the issues confronting these students.