SRINAGAR: Administration has geared up its men and machinery for any eventuality of floods in Kashmir owing to the bad weather advisory by meteorological department for the next few days.
While public holidays of the district officers have been cancelled till July 20, divisional commissioner Kashmir, Dr Asgar Samoon directed the concerned officers to register boatmen and Shikarawalas along river Jhelum and Dal lake with their contact numbers and residential addresses so that during emergency their services are utilized without any delay.
“We are prepared owing to the weather forecast, otherwise there is nothing to panic especially after water level in river Jhelum and other streams have receded,” Samoon told Kashmir Reader.
A government spokesman said that Samoon convened a high-level meeting with the deputy commissioners of the Valley through video conferencing and took review of preparedness to deal with the flood situations in and issued necessary instructions in this regard.
“The divisional commissioner directed SDRF and civil defense authorities to register their volunteers who can provide their services during emergencies,” the spokesman said.
The divisional commissioner directed all deputy commissioners of the Valley to establish Emergency Operation Centres in their respective districts while as Divisional Control Room will be set up at SIDCO Humhama.
He also directed for deputing the additional deputy commissioners of the respective districts to Div Com office with bills of pending claims and proper utilization certificate of already consumed funds.
Samoon also reviewed the stock and supply position of ration available with the consumer affairs and public distribution department.
Meanwhile deputy commissioners of Pulwama, Anantnag and Budgam have ordered that their respective district officers shall remain present in their respective stations till July 20, 2015 including the public holidays. If any officer has any emergency, he/she must seek prior permission before leaving the station.
The officers shall also ensure that their subordinate officers and the field staff working under them remain available in their respective areas to deal with any emergent situation.