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Weekly Block Diwas are held in 5 locations: DC
presides over at Goha Marmat.

The administrative system has created a conducive ecosystem; youth must work hard with innovative minds to bring livelihood and development—DC Doda

Doda, October 4: Deputy Commissioner Doda Vishesh Mahajan visited the remote Tehsil Marmat of District Doda and presided over a public outreach program under the unique Block Diwas initiative of the UT administration, at Government Higher Secondary School Goha (Marmat). He, along with the whole team of district administration listened to public issues, demands, aspirations, and feedback from the public and PRIs. While on the way towards Goha, the Deputy Commissioner did Shramdaan (Cleanliness Drive) at Bargain Market, seeing plastic, other bottles, and polyethylene spread on the roadside near the passenger shed along with all the officers accompanying him, which was also joined by local shopkeepers later on.

He inspected PHC Goha and departmental stalls at the venue.

DDC Councillor Marmat Mushtaq Ahmed Batt, Sarpanches, and a large number of people
hailing from adjoining panchayats of Block Marmat, attended the Block Diwas meeting and projected several demands and problems being faced by them. Similar block diwas programs were held at Panchayat Ghar Kari Chhatra, Block Bhalla, Sub District Bhaderwah; Panchayat Kharangal, Tehsil Gandoh, Sub Division Gandoh; Panchayat Charota, Sub Division Assar; and Tehsil Headquarter Chiralla, Sub Division Thathri, where PRIs, people presented their demands and concerns, to which senior Administrative functionaries responded proactively.

At the Block Diwas program in Goha, locals demanded a construction government degree at Marmat College. which is sanctioned, and the land has already been identified, Upgradation of local government schools, the inclusion of left-out eligible families under PMAY, creation of tourism infrastructure in the area, early construction of Girls Hostel, the establishment of fire services unit at Goha, upgradation of roads, laying of new roads to the unconnected habitations, providing adequate staff in educational institutions, and releasing of Pending MGNREGA material payment, compensation for acquired land by government agencies, construction of the PHC building at Goha, retaining the Marmat area under the jurisdiction of the PWD Division Doda instead of PWD Division Bhaderwah, detaching the area from Forest Division Batote and linking it with Forest Division Doda, creating an education zone for Marmat, and uninterrupted electricity supply to the area, setting up ATM facilities in Goha, presented various local and individual issues.

After listening to their demands and issues, the DC redressed many grievances on the spot by passingdirections to the concerned officers.

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