BUDGAM: Arrangements for Mairaj–ul-Alam in district Budgam were finalized on Wednesday in a meeting convened under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner Mohammad Harun Malik.
Briefing about the decisions taken with regard to arrangements, Malik said that the executive officers of all concerned Municipal Committees were instructed to conduct special cleanliness drives and initiate proactive measures for dumping of garbage and other waste.
Urging the CMO to ensure availability of staff and ambulances at all sub centers, he said that action plan to this effect has already been finalized. With regard to availability of ration, the DDC directed AD Food to ensure supply of ration including other essentials at all centers and further they were directed to remain open on Sunday too for the convenience of people.
He also directed the ARTO to ensure hassle free availability of transport facility on the auspicious days and directed him to coordinate with the traffic department so that various bottlenecks to smooth flow of traffic are removed.
During the meeting Malik directed department of PHE and PDD to ensure uninterrupted power and drinking water supply. They were directed to provide gensets at prominent religious places and also water tankers at identified locations.
To check illegal profiteering and hoarding in the markets he directed revenue officers to constitute squads who will monitor the proceedings in the markets and if anyone is found involved in illegal profiteering and selling unpalatable items, food grains, he shall be immediately booked under law for further necessary punishable action.
Later on the DDC took an in-depth stock of progress being made in the district under SBM in order to achieve ODF status for the district. He urged all the district officers, officers from various engineering wings and rank and file of RDD to work in mission mode and leave no stone unturned in order to achieve the set targets. He asked them to mobilize their subordinate staff especially those who are serving in their home district to act as agents of change.
Highlighting the collateral benefits of maintaining cleanliness and hygiene, Malik emphasized on the need to bring in a behavioural change. He briefed the gathering about the strategy chalked out to achieve the desired targets. He said that Swacchta Cell has been constituted in the DC office headed by ADC who would monitor the status on daily basis. Moreover, nodal and sub nodal officers have also been designated.
The meeting was attended by ADC Budgam, officers from Planning Department, PDD, PHE, CAPD, Fisheries, Animal and Sheep Husbandry, ARTO, Cooperatives and Municipal Committees.