Development initiatives come to a grinding halt in Ramnagar: Harsh

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Alleging neglect and deprivation of Ramnagar constituency in the matter of development, Harsh Dev Singh, JKNPP Chairman and Former Minister has called upon the govt. to appropriately and adequately address the developmental issues of the said areas in view of wide spread public resentment prevalent therein. He regretted that development initiatives launched by him in the past had come to a grinding halt with no action whatsoever to activate the derailed projects which continued to remain in limbo for the last around Two years. Expressing grave concern over the pathetic plight of the existing roads, chaotic power supply system, dysfunctional water supply schemes, and corruption plagued Rural Dev and Food and supplies Deptt. and staff deficient schooling system, Singh deplored that Ramnagar constituency once known for revolutionary growth and development had been relegated to the position of tail ender in the matter of development. He was addressing a huge public gathering in Ramnagar Town today.
Harsh Dev Singh, while addressing the gathering, expressed grave concern over the non commencement of construction work over the PMGSY schemes got sanctioned by him under Phase-X during 2013-14. He regretted that out of 27 road projects prepared, processed and technically approved by STA during 2013-14 under PMGSY at a cost of over 300 Crores, two road schemes namely Battal-Mansar-Barigarh and Kela-Dhara costing Rs. 16.53 Crore and 3.18 Crore respectively were mischievously deleted from the sanction list which had created a lot of commotion in the affected areas and sought an enquiry into the same. He further called for early electrification of left over hamlets of remote areas and argumentation of power supply in the low voltage areas.
He cautioned the Power Dev officials to stop charging money from the affected population for replacement of damaged transformers.
He condemned the CAPD for pilferage of ration meant for BPC besides extremely poor quality of rice and wheat supplied to ration cord holders. Urging upon the District and local administration to identify the officials responsible for withholding the payment of compensation to the farmers for lands acquired from them under PMGSY, Harsh called for stringent punitive action against such delinquents. He called for immediate credit of compensation amount to the accounts of farmers for various PMGSY roads including Massal-Kanah road, Chowki-Khorkhal road, Badhole Surni road, Sulan-Kela road, Tagan-Sathian road, Sunetar-Dhanwalat road, Majalta-Satrairi road, Amroh-Incha road and warned of farmers agitation in case of any further harassment of poor indigent farmers.

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