Div Com reviews availability of essential commodities

SRINAGAR: Emphasizing for availability of basic amenities during the winters, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Rohit Kansal Tuesday urged the administration to facilitate and monitor the availability of essentials including food grains, kerosene oil and LPG to the consumersin the Valley.
In a statement, an official spokesman said that Kansal while chairing a meeting of concerned divisional level officials stressed on the need to provide relief and to rehabilitate the flood affected.
He also 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.
Kansal 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,” the spokesman said.
“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 CA&PD Kashmir while 44408 metric tons of rice and 12296 metric tons of wheat are available in the FCI godowns of the Valley,” he added.
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.
He also exhorted upon the officers of Revenue department for speedy rehabilitation of the flood affected families besides asked for intensifying the removal of encroachments in their respective districts.
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.
The meeting was attended by the Deputy Commissioners of all the districts of the Valley, Director CA&PD Kashmir, Chief Engineers of PDD, PHE, R&B, MED, Irrigation & Flood Control, representatives of gas agencies and National Highway Authority of India.