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GANDERBAL/SOURA: Due to incessant rain from past three days, enormous water-logging occurred on main and other connecting roads of the Awantibawan Soura and near by areas. All the interior and main roads have been inundated and people have to face great difficulty in reaching their destinations, A few hours rain created a flood like situation in the Soura, people putting up in many colonies across the soura were unable to come out of their houses as the lanes and bye-lanes are water logged and they don’t have a way out". locals alleged that the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) was doing nothing to drain out the water from the roads and they are facing lot of inconvenience.

The poor drainage system also gets exposed in winter when rains and light snowfall inundate the roads and lanes for weeks, lanes and by-lanes in our area are inundated after moderate rainfall and nobody from the officials are taking the issue seriously and have visited our locality so that we could come out from the problem,” Shafiq Ahmad a local person from Soura told JK MONITOR". The only question which people are asking is where are the SMC officials who drew crores to renovate drainage system of the city and where this money is spent; "said locals.

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UDHAMPUR: Department of Information, Udhampur organised a debate on “Air Pollution: A Major Threat to Mankind” in the premises of Government City High School (Boys) Udhampur, here today. Akshay Singh a student of 7th standard was adjudged best speaker in the debate. Second and third positions were clinched by Anuj Abrol of class 6th and Aditya Singh of class 7th respectively. Two consolation prizes were also given to Satish of class 8th and Kulbir of 7th class. The participants were awarded prizes and certificates of merit.

 

As many as 08 students of the host institution participated in the debate contest and expressed their views on the topic. Headmaster Sunder Rani who was the chief guest on the occasion lauded the efforts of the Department in organizing the event of great importance in her school. She said that the contest has enabled the students to expose their talent on a common platform which would help in building self-confidence amongst them. She urged for more such programmes in educational institutions for the general awareness of youngsters. Karuna,. Archna Sharma and Meenakshi Gupta acted as judges in the programme. While Mr. Naveen Sharma conducted proceedings of the programme.

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JAMMU: In order to listen to the grievances of the people being faced by the residents of  Ward Number 32 BJP MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) toured the areas and himself witnessed the problems of the people. Sharma was also accompanied by Government officials, local residents and political activists of the areas. The locals also apprised the MLA of the sewerage and sanitation problem faced by them in their areas.

 

In a press statement issued, Sat Sharma (CA) said that sanitation is one of the main concerns in the areas and it will be dealt on priority so that a hygienic atmosphere could be built around in the surroundings which will further create a healthy aura around.

 

He said that garbage boxes should also be cleaned on regular basis and garbage disposal vans must visit the areas regularly so that neat and clean surroundings could be seen. He also said that the sewerage problems in many areas of the Constituency is a matter of great concern and the same will be dealt within no matter of time so that people of Jammu West might not face any problems.

 

He also asked the officials to look into the matter and treat the problems on top priority. The BJP MLA also focused upon building Jammu West as a model Constituency and assured the people that in coming time the public will itself witness the development running around all the spheres of the Constituency. 

 

Assistant Commissioner JMC Subah Mehta, Ex En Paramjit Singh, BJP Mandal Presidents Ayodhya Gupta & Praduman Singh, Sat Pal Karlupia, Jeet Angral, Kanhaiya Lal, Sanjay Sawhney, Bishamber Dass, Raj Kumar and others also accomapanied the MLA during his visit.