Hailakandi: As part of her public outreach programme, Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli on Saturday convened a camp at remote Dholcherra close to the Assam-Mizoram border and listened to scores of people who apprised her of their developmental needs.
The demands put forth by the local inhabitants during the public outreach programme included water supply, transportation besides strengthening of road network and housing facilities.
The Deputy Commissioner commissioned a solar street light project at Dolcherra Health and Welfare Sub Centre in the presence of Chief General Manager, ONGC, Cachar, Amar Jyoti Das, Assistant Commissioner, Parikshit Phukan and other officials. Installation of solar street lights are done through CSR initiative of ONGC under the Aspirational District Programme. Under this, all the health sub-centres across the district will get solar street lights connections.
Jalli interacted with the doctors and health functionaries at Dholcherra Sub Centre. She inspected the wards and urged the doctors and health workers to provide best of medical care and treatment to the people living in remote and far-flung areas.
With heads of major departments such as Agriculture, Health, Veterinary, PHE, LDM, APDCL and NRLM in tow, Deputy Commissioner Jalli said that the district administration would extend all possible help in redressing the grievances of the people and also urged them to cooperate with the administration in resolving the local issues. “The solar light installation is proof that nothing is impossible. It has brought light to the area dispelling darkness and it augurs well that it will herald development in the days to come,” said Jalli, adding that the administration would bring a slew of government projects and schemes to the doorsteps of the people. In the same breathe, she assured the people that the administration would keep constant touch with them so that they can enjoy the fruits of development.
Assistant Commissioner, Parikshit Phukan, who accompanied the Deputy Commissioner said, “Though the district administration holds Public Grievance Redressal Day every Tuesday, it is difficult for the people from remote areas of the district to participate and put forth their grievances. That is why the administration has decided to move closer to the people living in remote areas through public outreach programme to listen to their grievances and resolve local problems.”