State govt not well equipped to deal with disasters: Saroori

Senior Congress Leader and MLA from Inderwal Ghulam Mohammad Saroori during discussion on grants for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Department said that the state government is not fully prepared to tackle any disaster including earthquake and floods and demanded establishment of full flagged Disaster Management cell at Doda and Kishtwar District.
Showing his concern towards recent media reports on high magnitude
earthquake predicted by an American scientist, Saroori laid stress that
disaster management system should be strengthening.
He said that lot of compensation cases are pending in the state added that there is need to hold district level meetings to be chaired by the Minister himself to clear compensation and other revenue related cases.
He said that there is need to look into SRO 235 dated 11-8-2009 should be continue and laid stress that Section 6 and 7 should be continue as earlier like DC was disposing off final award at District level and not by Commissioner Secretary for which Powers was decentralized. He said that title verification should be given on time and should be without corruption.
He said there is no RR plan policy and rued delay in sanctioning of RR Plan for Kalnai-2 power project which is yet to be sanctioned. He said that if authorities fail to come up with proper RR plan in 2 months, he will close the project.
Saroori said that Ganai commission report in which new administrative units were sanctioned including Thakrie as Tehsil, Sarthal as tehsil & block, Kontwara as block, Chilli as tehsil, Kilhotran as tehsil, Bella as tehsil and others were sanctioned, but the government has yet not given them administrative order.
Demanded directions to DC to send relief file to GAD for Rs 1 lakh and 50 thousands to transport department of all accidents that took place during past two years in Chenab Valley, appointment of SRO 43 cases or compensation, vacation of 5990 Kanal Auqaf lands from army, no rights to anyone on custodian property, issuance of green card to land owners and lastly demanded that the revenue records should be online.
Saroori also created ruckus in the Legislative Assembly, alleging non-availability of electricity in Inderwal constituency. Before the Question Hour started in the Lower House, Saroori stood up at his seat and alleged that electricity has been suspended in many areas in Chenab valley in Jammu from the last over one week.

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