DODA: A meeting under the chairmanship of BDC Chairmen Block Marmat and Block Khellani was held in the premises of Dak Banglow Khellani keeping in view all the necessary guidelines for COVID-19, in which Sarpanches & panches from all Panchayats of Block Marmat and Khellani, some prominent union leaders and senior citizens from both the blocks were also present. All the participants unanimously thanked Honourable MOS Dr. Jatinder Singh Rana, the then MOS Shakti Raj Parihar for their tireless efforts in getting the funds sanctioned for the construction of alternative higway (NH -244) which is soon going to be constructed by NHIDCL Khellani Goha Section. They also thanked His Excellency Lt. Governor Sh Manoj Sehna and DDC Doda Dr. S Difode for release of tenders/ funds in favour of the said road. The public of both the blocks appealed the UT Administration that while engaging the labour, the preference must be given to the local unemployed youth. It is worth mentioning here that most of the construction companies engage the labourers from out-side UT as a result local youth remains jobless and has to seek employment outside the UT or out of their locality. They also urged the UT Administration that compensation in favour of those whose land is acquired should also be released at an earliest as most of the population of the area is dependent of agriculture and there are many families whose entire land holdings are going to be acquired for construction of the said road , and in the process, their families may suffer a lot due to delay in payment of compensation. The meeting ended with the hope that His Excellency Lieutenant Governor of the UT shall concede the genuine demands of the local public ie; engagement of local labourers and compensation will be released as per New UT Rules in favour of those whose land is acquired for the construction of Road.