In view of the holy month of Ramzan, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Saturday directed all Deputy Commissioners to start intense market checking across the valley on daily basis and take strict legal action against profiteers and black marketers.
The spokesman said that Divisional Commissioner Kashmir made these directions in a review meeting to ensure proper arrangements for the month of Ramzan.
The Deputy Director FCS&CA informed the meeting that adequate stock of essential commodities like rice, flour and sugar are available in the valley, besides additional quota of sugar is being provided to the consumers.
Div Com said that all Deputy Commissioners would ensure the availability of essential commodities in the Valley, besides ensuring display of rate list in their shops.
He also exhorted upon the SMC authorities to provide better sanitation arrangements, besides installation and repairing of street lights in the city and other important religious places. He directed PDD and PHE officials to ensure the uninterrupted power and water supply during the holy month.
Div Com stressed for round the clock transport facilities to the devotees visiting Hazratbal and other religious places.
He also asked all Deputy Commissioners of Valley to prepare adequate route plan with traffic department so that better transport facility is provided to the people during these auspicious days and asked the traffic department to publicize the route-plan through media.
Deputy Commissioners will constitute a joint control room at all DC offices in coordination with concerned departments and publicize their contact numbers through media.
He urged the officials of the Health Department to ensure better health care facilities at all hospitals. Animal Husbandry department was asked to deploy mobile vans for sale of chicken at various places in the Valley and publicize the rates through media for the convenience of consumers.
The Divisional Commissioner stressed concerned departments to work with dedication and synergy so that people do not face any inconvenience during the holy month.