Srinagar,June 17 (Scoop News) – Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand today said that the Government is all set to hold Municipal Elections in the State during September-October this year, adding that all the necessary arrangements for the purpose have been put in place.
The Deputy Chief Minister was addressing a high level meeting held here today to take stock of various Housing and Urban Development Schemes under execution in
The meeting was attended by Rural Development Minister, Ali Mohammad Sagar, Advisor to Chief Minister, Mubarak Gul, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development, Nasir Aslam Wani, Chairperson, Women Development Corporation, s. Shamima Firdous and other MLAs of the district including Dr. Mustafa Kamal, Irfan Ahmad Shah, Peer Afaq and Mohammad Yaseen, besides, the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir s. Naseema Lankar, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Srinagar, Sheikh Mushtaq Ahmad, District Development Commissioner, Srinagar, Mehraj Ahmad Kakroo and other senior officers of Housing and Urban Development Department.
The Rural Development Minister, Advisor to Chief Minister, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development Department, Chairperson, Women Development Corporation and other MLAs highlighted various demands for speedy development of their respective constituencies. They also sought improvement in sanitation, drainage, sewerage system, construction of lanes/drains and public convenience in the city. They asked the concerned officers to install street lights in different areas of
Tara Chand disclosed in the meeting that the Government has decided to establish four low cost housing colonies for economically weaker sections of the society at
Tara Chand said that the Government is also contemplating to develop Housing Colonies at district headquarters and prime locations in the State for the middle class and others.
He said, nobody will be allowed to convert their agriculture land for construction purposes.
Tara Chand said that the coalition Government is abreast with the problems of the people, adding that all available resources are being mobilized to solve their grievances. He said that the people of the State will be provided transparent, accountable and responsive administration.
The Deputy Chief Minister stressed upon the officers and agencies connected with the developmental and other welfare activities to work in coordination and complete the works within stipulated time frame.