SRINAGAR: Minister for Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution Choudhary Zulfkar Ali Monday chaired a meeting of officers to review the stock and supply position of essentials commodities in the Kashmir valley and Ladakh.
Among others, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir Dr Asgar Samoon, Secretary, CA&PD Shafeeq Raina, Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone and Director, CA&PD, Kashmir, Peerzada Mushtaq attended the meeting, an official spokesperson said this evening.
Director, CA&PD, Kashmir was nominated as Nodal officer for monitoring supply of essential commodities in the Valley. The Minister also directed the concerned that the priority should be given to the movement of vehicles from Jammu to Srinagar carrying rations and other essential commodities.
He said that the vehicles carrying perishable commodities like vegetables, milk and poultry birds shall also be allowed to move to Valley from Jammu so that these things are also made available for the convenience of consumers.
He said that there is no need of curfew passes for the vehicles carrying ration and other essential items and the persons dealing with supply of essentials would also be provided curfew passes by the concerned Deputy Commissioners, he added.
The Minister directed that the concerned officers of the department shall be stationed at district Headquarters so that they could be contacted if there is any crisis with regard to availability or delivery of essential commodities. He said that about 1000 vehicles carrying essential commodities, on way to valley, would reach at their destinations by tomorrow morning.
The Minister directed the Divisional and District Administrations for organizing Langers in hospitals to serve free food to the attendants and patients.
While directing Commissioner, SMC for ensuring cleanliness and sanitation in Srinagar city, the Minister also asked the Chief Engineer, PHE for ensuring availability of water supply round-the-clock.
The meeting was informed that sufficient stock of ration including, LPG and K.oil is available in Valley and Ladakh. It was further informed that a control room shall be established in the department and people can also register their requirements with regard to ration and other essentials on 100.
Adequate stock of life saving drugs is also available in District and Associated hospitals of the valley, the meeting was informed.
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