Bhupinder Kumar, Secretary of the Public Works Department, spearheaded a comprehensive public outreach and grievances redressal camp at Government High School, Sersundwan in Bhomag. The camp aimed to facilitate direct interaction between local residents and government officials, focusing on addressing and resolving community grievances effectively.
Addressing the gathering, Bhupinder Kumar underscored the LG government’s unwavering commitment to enhancing connectivity across all regions. He highlighted the transformative impact of infrastructure projects such as the World’s Highest Chenab Bridge, which not only improved connectivity but also catalyzed tourism, thereby driving economic growth in the region. Kumar assured that concerted efforts are being made to extend road connectivity to underserved areas, ensuring inclusive development for all communities.
Encouraging active participation from the community, Kumar urged residents to avail themselves of various central and UT government schemes aimed at socio-economic empowerment. He reiterated the government’s resolve to prioritize the resolution of genuine grievances and demands raised by the public.
In a bid to empower local women, Kumar suggested the establishment of homestays near the Chenab Bridge, emphasizing the potential for self-employment and income generation through entrepreneurship. He stressed the importance of community engagement in fostering sustainable development.
Chairperson of the District Development Council, Saraf Singh Nag, emphasized the timely resolution of issues to facilitate effective development in the region. Various concerns raised during the camp included infrastructure development, water scarcity, road connectivity, and promotion of Sersundwan as a tourism hub.
The local community highlighted severe water scarcity issues arising from the construction of railway tunnels in the area, seeking prompt intervention from the authorities. District Development Commissioner, Vishesh Mahajan, acknowledged the challenges faced and outlined plans for efficient water management in collaboration with the railway and Jal Jeevan Mission department.The camp also featured stalls from various government departments showcasing a wide array of central and UT government schemes. Additionally, students of GHS Sersundwan presented captivating cultural performances, adding vibrancy to the event.
The residents of Sersundwan submitted a memorandum of demands to the Administrative Secretary, furthering the dialogue between the community and government officials. The camp witnessed the presence of several senior district officers, underlining the collective commitment to addressing community concerns and fostering inclusive development.
ADDC, Sukhdev Singh Samyal, SSP Mohita Sharma, PO Poshan, Mohammad Anwar Banday, ACR Anshumali Sharma, SE PWD and PMGSY, ACD, Tensildar, BDO, and other senior district officers were among those present at the occasion, reaffirming their dedication to serving the community’s needs.