Ramzan Chaired Officers Meeting in Winter Sectt

KL Report

SRINAGAR

To ensure availability of basic facilities to people during winter and to review Youmi Ashoor arrangements, the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Public Distribution and Transport, Choudhary Mohammad Ramzan convened a high level meeting of Divisional Administration in Winter Secretariat here Thursday.

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The meeting was attended by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Shalindra Kumar, IGP Kashmir, Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Director CA&PD, Chief Conservator of Forests, Chief Engineer Mechanical Division Kashmir, Regional Transport Officer Kashmir, Chief Engineer PDD, Superintendent of Police Traffic, General Manager SRTC, General State Forest Corporation and other concerned officers.

Taking stock of the stock and supply position of the essentials in the Valley, the Minister was informed that 3 lakh quintals of rice, 9510 quintals of floor, 1,40,000 quintals of wheat, 5273 kilo litres of kerosene oil and 3.20 lakh LPG cylinders are available in the godowns of CA&PD godowns and various Oil Companies operating in the Valley.

While reviewing the distribution of firewood among the Valley consumers, Ch. Ramzan was told that 18,000 quintals of firewood was distributed to the Valley consumers besides 43,000 quintals of firewood was provided to various mosques of Srinagar city.

The Minister was told that Forest department has fixed a target of providing 14.99 lakh cft of timber to Valley consumers during current fiscal and the department has dumped 13.69 lakh cft of timber for this purpose so far. He was also informed that the department has provided 10.40 lakh cft of timber to Valley consumers during the current fiscal so far.

Assessing the snow preparedness arrangements, the Minister was told that the Mechanical Engineer department, Kashmir has kept 104 snow cutter machines available for snow clearance from all roads in Valley, besides setting up 12 Control Rooms in all districts of the Valley which have been made operation since November 07, 2013.

The Srinagar Municipal Corporation authorities informed the meeting that the measures taken for streamline of the street lights in Srinagar city. He said that 600 street lights were installed in Shia dominated areas of the city while damaged street lights are being repaired.

The Minister asked the Director CA&PD to streamline the distribution of cooking gas cylinders in Srinagar city, besides strengthening the home delivery system. He warned LPG dealers of stern action for any laxity in this connection.

The Minister directed the Divisional Administration to make every effort for providing basic amenities to people during winter months. He appealed the people to register their grievances in this regard in Winter Secretariat where Ministers are available for public grievances redressal at the instruction of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

Saying that peace is imperative for development and prosperity, Ch. Ramzan appealed the people to cooperate in maintaining peace and tranquillity atmosphere in the Valley.

Later, the Minister met various delegations and individuals who put forth their collective and individually demands.

The Minister gave patient hearing and assured them that their genuine demands would be fulfilled in a phased manner.

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