Calls on people to report incidents of encroachment of public assets
SRINAGAR Expressing his dismay over the growing trend of encroachments, the Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today said society needs to extend its support to the Government in putting an immediate halt to the menace.
The Advisor (G) expressed these views during the weekly public durbar held here at Governors Grievance Cell at Church Lane, where more than 40 public delegations and individuals apprised him with the problems faced by them.
Responding to a complaint submitted by the deputation from Seer, Hamdan Anantnag regarding encroachment of Khuls in their area, the Advisor said the administration expresses its concern and regret about the tendency of a few, who for their petty gains encroach upon such public assets which have been created at a greater cost for the service and welfare of the people.
Ganai said it is important that this trend is stopped immediately. He said for this, society needs to come forward and offer their support to Government by reporting such instances on their onset. He added people should also volunteer to remove such encroachments on public assets as the laxity by responsible citizens will only result in shrinking of our own natural resources.
Warning the culprits to remove the encroachments themselves or face the action, the Advisor said the authorities will come down with a heavy hand on the encroachers if they fail to abide by the law.
The Advisor Ganai directed the Deputy Commissioner Anantnag and Superintending Engineer, Irrigation Anantnag to immediately start a drive for the removal of encroachment on irrigation khuls.
The deputation also highlighted various developmental issues including macadamization of roads, especially Seer- Brah road, and water supply.
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