Says, Projects started by Azad still pending
JAMMU – Former Minister and Congress MLA from Inderwal Ghulam Mohammad Saroori has appealed to the government for making immediate arrangements for stocking essential commodities like Kerosene Oil, LPG Gas, Medicines, Ration in the Erstwhile District Doda keeping in view the forecast made by the metrology department for heavy snow fall from 3rd week of December.
In a press issue from here he asked the officials of District Administration especially Consumer Affair & Public Distribution Department to ensure adequate supply of essential commodities in areas under their jurisdiction and directed to streamline distribution system as per the fixed scale to the consumer. He said that people in rural areas of far off and remote areas often suffer with regard to required quota of Kerosene Oil and Ration which should be ensured on priority.
Saroori also made a plea with Honble Prime Minister of India Dr Manmohan Singh Ji and Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Jenab M Veerappa Moiley Sb for provision of 12 Gas Cylinders to the people of Jammu and Kashmir per annum per family, keeping special circumstances in view that state experiences long spell of cold weather during winter months and therefore, adequate provision of Gas can bring some relief to them.
He said that a network of roads was initiated in the Erstwhile Doda District to provide better road connectivity to the people living in the most backward and far flung areas of the region. Expressing concern over delays in certain projects started by present Union Health Minister and Family Welfare and then Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Jenab Ghulam Nabi Azad Sb. He said Azad Sb during his last visit to Erstwhile District Doda also directed the concerned departments to ensure timely completion of the ongoing works and remove the bottlenecks impeding the completion of these projects. Still pace of all the projects are slow.
He also condemned the uploading of blasphemous image on social networking site at Chatroo and appeal to the people to maintain Harmony and Universal Brotherhood.
When contacted Director CAPD Jammu he said 15 Lack families are being provided with adequate supply of essential commodities at the fixed scale. He assured that distribution system would be further strengthened to avoid any complaint from any area in future. With regard to stocking of essential commodities in Jammu region, Director said that 72 percent of stocking of rice, 58 percent stocking of wheat and 75 percent stocking of sugar has already been completed and the remaining supply shall also be provided in the concerned hilly areas well before the onset of winter season.
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