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Locals of Budgam demand for merge with Pulwama district in JK'S Budgam village

Locals of Budgam demand for merger with Pulwama district in JK'S Budgam village
Glimpses of a Public Darbar held by Deputy Commissioner Pulwama on Sunday at Pakher Pora / Photo Reshi Irshad
Pulwama 28 ,2021 .  Grievance Redressal Camp at Pakherpora witnessed  an unprecedented participation  in which thousands of people in one voice  resonated to settle the long pending demand of merger of Pakherpora halqa with Pulwama district.

Continuing with the pursuit of reaching out to the people , Deputy Commissioner Pulwama Dr Raghav Langer today held a Grievance Redressal Camp at Pakherpora village in which thousands of people participated. Scores  of grievances and demands were put forth and spot instructions were passed for their timely resolution .

It is pertinent to mention that that the people of the area resonated in one voice to solve the long pending demand of merger of Pakherpora halqa consisting of habitations namely Pakherpora , Chraripora, Mohandpora, Shangerpora, Manzgam with district Pulwama. Senior Citizens and Civil society members  of the area apprised the Deputy Commissioner about the inconveniences being faced by the people of the area on daily basis. It is noteworthy that all major utility services to this belt is provided by the departments/divisions based in Pulwama, even though the area is a part of Budgam district.

The Camp accordingly was organised in coordination with Budgam district administration. DC Pulwama assured that both districts shall be working in synergy to alleviate the difficulties of the people and issues pertaining to Budgam district administration shall be taken up with his counterpart.
Hopeful old aged persons hoping that their demand for merger with Pulwama district will be fulfilled very soon
Hopeful old aged persons hoping that their demand for merger with Pulwama district will be fulfilled very soon. Photo / Reshi Irshad
The public mentioned to the Deputy Commissioner that the people of the area face adminstrative inconvenience as it has distance wise and  topographical disadvantage from district budgam. All basic services like road connectivity, transport, education , health care, water & electricity supply, irrigation facilities etc of the area are  mainly linked with district Pulwama.
Whereas, the distance of Pakherpora from Budgam HQ is 50 kms, it is only 17 kms from Pulwama HQ.

The people of Pakherpora have been continuously demanding merger with Pulwama district since decades. They apprised the DC that in the past they had sent series of representations to the Delimitation Commissions and various other forums as well; and the same continues to be their main demand as on date as well. DC Pulwama assured that necessary further steps shall be taken in this regard after due diligence as per norms.

Meanwhile Deputy Commissioner was accompanied by senior officers of Pulwama district and instructions were passed for settling issues like road connectivity, water supply , electricity , transport etc.

Exen R&B , Exen Jal Shakti , Exen KPDCL, AEE Pmgsy, Tehsildar Budgam , Tehsildar  Rajpora and concerned BDOs, officials of Irrigation, Health  and Transport departments accompanied the Deputy Commissioner.

The Deputy Commissioner also paid obeisance at the revered Pakherpora Shrine and thanked district administration Budgam for facilitating the visit and providing all necessary coordination.

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