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Facilitating self employment is main focus of new DM

Wednesday, 21 July 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

Facilitating self employment for the maximum number of people in the district by ensuring consistent implementation of various welfare schemes of the Central and State governments will be the top priority of the newly appointed district magistrate of Dehradun, R Rajesh Kumar.

While interacting with media persons after assuming charge on Tuesday, Kumar stated that the administration will make every possible effort to resolve the issues of locals immediately. The administration will also take the help of the CM dashboard for the issues that can be resolved only at the State government level. He also informed that all the district level officials and employees have been directed to interact politely with the public and any kind of misbehaviour will not be tolerated. He revealed that he will also focus on strengthening health services in the district considering the probable third wave of Covid-19.

Besides this, he informed that the supply of food grains would be ensured in the godowns to avoid any shortage of food grains in the remote areas of the district like Chakrata, Tyuni and Kalsi during emergencies. Talking about violations of Covid guidelines at tourist destinations, Kumar said that it is crucial to promote tourism in the State but it is more important to stay safe from Covid contagion by following the protocol. On the question of what are the issues he would like to focus on, the DM said that he will mainly focus on the implementation of all the welfare schemes of both central and state governments under Kaushal Vikas Yojana in order to provide self employment opportunities to people here. He further added that he would also ensure proper implementation of the State government’s SOPs regarding dengue disease and disaster management across the district.

Kumar added that  the Incident Response System (IRS) will be used to remain alert during monsoon to tackle any emergency situation across the district. “There are certainly some challenges but I will tackle them with the assistance of the district administration officials,” asserted the newly appointed DM.

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