Availability of essentials, snow clearance preparedness reviewed
STATE TIMES NEWS
SRINAGAR: Emphasising for availability of basic amenities including food grains, supply of water and power besides expediting relief and rehabilitation measures for the flood affected people during the winter months, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Rohit Kansal called for gearing up of administration at all levels to facilitate the people of the valley and monitor the availability of essentials including food grains, kerosene oil and LPG to the consumers.
This was stated by the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir in a meeting with Deputy Commissioners of all districts of the Valley and other concerned divisional level officers here today.
Div Com Kashmir enjoined upon officers to ensure all basic facilities to the people including smooth supply of power and food grains to the people of the Valley. He stressed for streamlining the distribution of kerosene oil, LPG and other essentials in view of the winter season.
Div Com Kashmir stressed upon the all Deputy Commissioner of the Valley to keep their men and machinery in the ready state to address any eventuality in case of snowfall.
The meeting was informed that as many as 109 snow cutters are available for clearance of snow for ensuring smooth plying of traffic on the roads during snowfall.
Regarding the availability of food grains, it was given out in the meeting that as many 3581 metric tons of rice, 152 metric tons of wheat, 302 metric tons of sugar are available with the department of CAPD Kashmir while 44,408 metric tons of rice and 12,296 metric tons of wheat are available in the FCI Godowns of the Valley.
While reviewing the functioning of tuition centres in the Valley, Div Com Kashmir stressed for ensuring registration of these centres besides availability of requisite facilities to the students in these Tuition Centres. He asked the members of the Committee constituted for the purpose to speed up the inspection of these centres so that quality education be provided to the students.
Regarding the arrangements being made for smooth conduct of Republic Day celebrations, the Div Com Kashmir asked the Deputy Commissioners to ensure that the arrangements are put in well before time to celebrate the Republic Day with gaiety and enthusiasm. He also directed for ensuring judicious use of electricity and directed the concerned for constituting the checking squads for the purpose.