SRINAGAR: The business community of Kashmir here on Thursday donated one lakh safety masks to the divisional administration. A delegation of business leaders led by Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries, President, Sheikh Ashiq called on Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K Pole here and handed over the donation from the business community to augment the government’s ongoing efforts to tackle spread of Coronavirus, the statement said.
“Divisional Commissioner hailed the gesture of the business community in the fight against the pandemic,” it said. The masks will be distributed among those in need of the safety-gears including frontline warriors against Covid-19, as also among the street vendors in particular as and when their activity resumes. “The business delegation apprised the Divisional Commissioner about various issues including the return of stranded people in various parts of the county especially in the national capital,” it reads.
The business delegation also raised the issue of water shortage in some areas of Srinagar due to breakdown in the Mal Shahi Bagh canal. “The business delegation also hailed the role of Advisor Baseer Khan, who is overall in-charge of coronavirus control efforts in Kashmir, for his untiring efforts in upscaling the efforts of the administration to contain the spread of Covid-19,” it added.