*Block Diwas’ program held at 4 locations across the district*

Publish Date : 04/04/2023

*Block Diwas' program held at 4 locations across the district*

Doda, March 29; Public outreach programmes under the banner of Block Diwas were held across the district at four different locations.  The programmes were held under the overall supervision of Deputy Commissioner Doda Vishesh Mahajan. UT administration has taken multiple campaigns/ initiatives wherein administration reaches to the people at their doorsteps to assess the disparities in development, listen to the public aspirations and plan out a holistic programme to address their genuine issues and aspirations. Block Diwas program is one among them which is held at various designated locations every Wednesday in district Doda. 
This week, the Block Diwas program was held at four different locations in the district. The locations include Block headquarter Assar, Sub Divisional Headquarter Gandoh, Block Headquarter Bhaderwah, and Tehsil Headquarter Thathri. 
People in large numbers attended the Block Diwas at all four locations and demanded up-gradation of local infrastructure in the Health, Education sector besides extension of road connectivity, water and power facilities in the area. During the programme, demands regarding the macadamisation of roads, execution of works under MGNREGA, and upgradation of electric poles, among others, were raised by the participants. 
The Block Diwas mechanism has been instrumental in bridging the gap between people and the administration.
During the day long Block Diwas proceedings, Public and PRIs put forth a range of issues/ demands. The Presiding officers of the Block Diwas gave patient hearing to the issues and demands and directed the concerned officers to prepare a list of issues/grievances raised pertaining to their departments and resolve the same at an earliest.