State Times NewsR S PURA: Sarpanchs and Panchs of Block RS Pura under the leadership of Sarpanch Badrinath, District Liaison Officer Panchayats District Jammu on Sunday submitted memorandum of demands to Ch Sukhnandan Kumar, Chairman Panchayat Cell, BJP J&K UT.Speaking on the occasion, Panchs and Sarpanchs of the block urged the chairman that there should be funds upto Rs 10 lakh at Panchayat level with which emergent nature of work can be executed as and when needed and there should be no tender work upto Rs 10 lakh.Former Minister and ex-MLA Marh, Sukhnandan said he has already taken this matter and the matter of MGNREGA payments with the higher authorities and will again apprise them very soon.He also urged the government to release the shares of the compensation to the refugees of 1947, 1965 and 1971 who are cultivating the custodian land since long along the fencing on the border belt. He said that the amount of this compensation has already being released by the Central Government and is lying pending with the J&K administration.He also asserted that desilting of canals and Nallahs should be done timely so that the farming community can get the irrigation facility up to tale end in this border belt.When asked about the recent Farmers Bill which has been passed in the Parliament in recent days, he said that opposition is trying to mislead the farming community as there is nothing adverse against farmers in the bill.He also said that in coming days he is going to hold a press conference in this regard and will elaborate the advantages of the bill.District President BJP Harbajan Singh Pammi, Chairman BDC Miran Sahib Block Daleep Kumar, ex-MLA R S Pura, Gharu Ram and many political activists of the area were also present.They also urged the Lt Governor Manoj Sinha to give district status to Tehsil R S Pura.It is pertinent to mention here that the meeting was organised while adhering the guidelines of social distancing under COVID.
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