Soreng, Feb 22:
As per the direction of the Chief Minister, Prem Singh Tamang, a team of officials led by SDM (Soreng) Shri Ranjan Rai from the Department of Land Revenue and Disaster Management (Soreng) inspected the areas affected by landslides along with field visit of those areas that are vulnerable to landslides under Timberbong GPU of Soreng-Chakung constituency, today.
Joining the Officials were Chairperson (Agriculture and Horticulture) C.K Rana, Advisor (SYA) M.N Subba, Zilla Panchayats and the locals of the concerned area.
The main agenda for the site inspection was to verify those owners whose properties have been severely damaged including their houses by the calamity and to address their grievances.
The day long field verification included school compound of Government Senior Secondary School, Tharpu wherein the landslide damages have caused some major problems for proper functioning of the school. The Officials including the concerned contractor along with the School Management Committee members discussed briefly on the pending works and the urgency to complete the task at the earliest.
The team also visited the Government Junior High School at Bojeck to discuss and resolve some of the grievances such as proper land demarcation, plot and boundary verification were put forth by the School Management Committee. SDM (Soreng) Ranjan Rai asked the committee to submit a technical report to the concerned office in order to solve the land discrepancy.
Earlier in the day, the team also conducted site inspections of Public Health Sub Centre and Village Level Work Centre located at Pakkigaon. The officials along with the Panchayats extensively discussed on construction and up-gradation of the existing infrastructure. Issues such as land registration, requirement of more office space, storage system and scarcity of garbage pick-up vehicle were thoroughly discussed. It was advised that the revenue collected by the VLWC can be used for garbage vehicle charges and for other cleanliness drive. The Officials also suggested that a proper format to identify and verify the un-registered Government Properties and Infrastructure will be handed out by the Office of Sub-Divisional Magistrate through respective BDOs and Panchayats to ease the process of land registration.
Shortage of basic necessities such as requirement of manpower, water shortage problems and so forth were some of the other issues that were considered by the visiting officials