.........SAMBALPUR:Police will now help the local administration in solving problems related to basic amenities in villages.Under the Jana Maitri Surakhya Abhiyan that was recently launched, IICs of various police stations have started organising meetings with villagers in various gram panchayats to know about problems they face as far as health, sanitation, drinking water, education, road communication and electrification are concerned.
The initiative by Sambalpur District Police is also aimed at building relationship between cops and rural dwellers.Subsequently, IICs will submit a report to the Sambalpur SP, who would prepare a final report on the issues and submit it to the Collector for redressal. The district police have set a target to organise meeting at least in one gram panchayat under each police station every week while the follow up meeting will be held after a gap of three months.
Of the total 138 gram panchayats in the district, police have already conducted meetings in 18 panchayats. Apart from the villagers, PRI members are participating in the meeting and discussing the problems with police.As per reports, villagers are raising issues pertaining to roads, bridges, health, education and employment in the meetings.
SP, Sanjeev Arora said the objective of the program is to develop relationship with the rural dwellers. Apart from improving intelligence network in rural pockets of the district, the Jana Maitri Surakhya Abhiyan will also help the police in image building.