SHOPIAN NOV 04: District Development Commissioner Shopian, Mohammad Aijaz Asad today convened a meeting to review the action plan regarding winter preparedness and snow clearance arrangements in the district.
Among others, the meeting was attended by Chief Planning Officer Shopian, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Executive Engineers of R&B, PHE, PDD, Mechanical Engineering, besides, SDM Zainapora, AD FCS&CA, and other concerned officers and officials.
The meeting was informed that men and machinery have been kept ready to meet any eventuality. It was given out that a control room at Mini Secretariat Arhama Shopian has been established and snow-clearance machinery has been kept in a position of readiness. Pertinently ME Department has the responsibility of clearing snow on 706 kms of road length, while as R&B Department clears 76 kms in the district.
The Assistant Director FCS&CA informed the meeting that 1600 quintals of sugar have been distributed among the consumers. Similarly, 25600 quintals of rice shall be dumped in advance for 3 months at 80 locations in the district which remain inaccessible during heavy snowfall.
On the occasion, the DDC directed the PDD authorities for adopting a concrete mechanism to ensure supply of power as per schedule. He directed for stringent action against those found involved in using illegal power connections.
He also took stock of the medical facility being provided to the patients in the hospitals. He directed the health administration to ensure better medicare facilities to the patients. He also directed the concerned to ensure proper sanitation measures in and around the hospitals. He asked CMO to maintain adequate stock of medicines for the winter months.
The DDC further directed the concerned authorities to activate the control rooms and equip them with adequate manpower to cater to the needs of the general public. He sought interdepartmental coordination for effective response to meet out any eventuality in approaching months.