BALTAL: Minister for Forests, Ecological and Environment, Mian Altaf Ahmad, today, visited Yatra base camp Baltal and took stock of the arrangements and facilities put in place for Amarnath ji yatries there. 1.15 lakh yatries had darshan of Shiv lingam at holy cave through Baltal route so far.
The Minister interacted with the yatries and received the feedback from them about the arrangements made by the Government at different location en route to holy cave. While expressing satisfaction over the facilities, the devotees appreciated the arrangements made for convenience of them at Baltal base camp and en route to holy cave.
The Minister was informed that 90 quintals of rice, 35 quintals of atta, 35 quintals of sugar, 4000 litres of k.oil and 2200 cooking gas cylinder are available in the stock. He was informed that forest department has stocked 1500 quintals of firewood while 1000 quintals have been dispatched to various stops en route to cave.
The Minister went round the temporary hospitals set up at base camp and inquired about the treatment facilities being extended to the patients there. He asked the doctors to provide better medicare facilities to the people visiting there. The Minister also talked to some patients admitted in the temporary hospital. He was informed that all basic medical facilities are available at the base camp.
Mina Altaf also directed the officers of PHE and PDD to ensure regular water and power supply in the areas.
The Minister said that the people of the State are known for their hospitality and asked them to keep this tradition alive. He asked them to extend all possible help to the devotees and the tourists visiting there, adding that the courtesy of the people will create good impression on the minds of the visitors.