More than 5000 people from 13 Panchayats participated in public meeting cum grievance redressal camps organised by District Administration, Udhampur at Panchari, Meer and Khorgali. The meetings were organised for inclusion of demands in village development plans under Convergence and better public service delivery. Deputy Commissioner, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary presided over the meetings along with all District and Sectoral officers of departments and various projects. More than 6 public meetings and visits to a dozen villages were organised during the three-day field tour of entire district administration in Panchari-Moungri region of district. Sarpacnhs, Panchs, members of village committees, women, students and representatives of various hamlets, wards and villages participated in the public meetings and accompanied during field visits to villages in remote areas. A large number of demands were raised by general public and representatives. Discussions were also held on development plans of villages and panchayats under convergence of Centrally Sponsored Schemes and various works were finalised as per demands raised by the public. The DC informed about plan of District Administration under “Panchayat Tourism” for attracting tourists for camping and trekking for which team is working on field. He asked PRIs for active role in convergence of MGNREGA with PHE, PDD, Irrigation, Flood Control, Horticulture and Forestry. He proposed for initiating a Community Degree College in Panchari for which matter will be taken up with Higher Education Department. Plan for plantation of horticulture crops was also discussed. ACD Joginder Rai, ACR Rajiv Magotra, PO ICDS Sanjay Gupta, CMO Chander Parkash, CEO Bishen Singh, ExEn of REW, PDD, PHE, PWD, PMGSY, DFOs, district officers of all departments attended the meetings.