JAMMU: In separate meetings, Amrit Malhotra, Chairman Legislative Council; M.Y Tarigami, MLA Kulgam; Sham Lal Bhagat, MLC; and Sham Lal Sharma, former Minister; called on Governor, N.N. Vohra, here on Friday.

Chairman of Legislative Council, Malhotra, discussed several issues with the Governor which relate to the future growth and development of the State.

Tarigami, senior Legislator, apprised the Governor about various problems being faced by people due to the rains and snow in the Valley and also raised references to several administrative issues, including the delay in the payment of compensation to the flood affected people.

Bhagat, Legislative Councillor, apprised the Governor about demands relating to transferring funds to Panchayats for treatment of Baghlihar Dam’s Catchment area; free electricity for the areas close to Baglihar Dam and Chenab river; concessional electricity rates for BPL ration card holders; clearing pending liabilities on account of MGNREGA; same compensation rates for lands acquired under PMGSY, early start of pending work on Jullah bridge over Chenab river at Ramban; regularization of daily wagers working in different govt. departments; special survey for inclusion of new cases relating to old age, widow and handicapped etc.

Former Minister, Sharma discussed various important issues of public welfare with the Governor.

The Governor assured the legislators that their demands would be looked into and urged them to continue sustained pursuit of development issues for the welfare of the masses.