Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today visited various areas of Chrar-e-Sharief constituency and took stock of progress on developmental works besides public grievances. He also inspected various irrigation khuls in the constituency including Bonan and Nowhar villages. On the occasion Hanjura directed the Irrigation authorities to repair and renovate all Khuls of the constituency on priority basis. A team of senior officers of district administration including District Development Commissioner, Budgam Mir Altaf Ahmad accompanied the Minister during his tour.
Addressing public gatherings at Bonan and Nowhar, the Minister said that under PMGSY an amount of Rs 9 crore have been sanctioned for up gradation of Surisyar-Kotibal road and work on the project will be started soon. He said Government is committed to upgrade the basic infrastructure of all core sectors like health, education and power besides measures are underway to spread the road net work including macadamization of roads. The Minister said that the construction work on Water Supply Schemes (WSS) Nowhar and WSS Kotibal will be started soon and Rs 5.5 crore would be spent on these schemes. He said completion of these projects will minimize the water scarcity of Choudhrygund, Nowhar, Serigund and its adjacent areas.
The Minister directed the Assistant Commissioner Development, Budgam to construct bridge over Kumar Mohallah Nallah on priority which he said is the long pending demand of the people of the area. Responding the demand of holding of awareness camp Hanjura announced that a mega Awareness-cum-Kissan Mela would be organized in the area soon. He also directed the horticulture department to conduct frequent field visits of the area and educate farmers about the spray and other farming techniques.