Mir for ensuring supply of essentials during Ramadan
ANANTNAG: Minister for Tourism, Mr. Ghulam Ahmad Mir has directed the departments concerned to ensure uninterrupted power and water supply besides launch of proper sanitation drive around mosques and shrines for facilitation of people during the holy month of Ramadan.
The directions in this regard was issued by the Minister while reviewing the arrangements made by the Administration for providing hassle free services to the people of Anantnag districts during Ramadan Month at a meeting of the Officers held at Dooru today.
The Minister instructed the Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department to ensure uninterrupted drinking water facilities to the people during the holy month while the Power Development Department (PDD) had been directed to ensure uninterrupted power supply especially at Sehri and Iftaar times.
Mir directed the concerned officers of Municipal Committees to ensure special sanitation drives around the mosques, shrines and other religious places besides all link roads of the Towns. He instructed the concerned to press additional men and machinery into service and ensure lifting of garbage on daily basis from all over the towns.
The Minister exhorted upon the officers to coordinate their efforts to ensure that the people do not face any inconvenience with respect to essential supplies during Ramadan. He also directed the authorities of the Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CA&PD) to ensure availability of essential commodities including sugar and flour at their sale centers. He also directed them to intensify market checking and ensure that consumers were not cheated by black marketers and profiteers.
Mr. Mir also made a detail visit of several areas of Dooru Constituency, took stock of people’s problems and developmental needs and instructed the concerned officers to ensure time bound completion of developmental projects for early benefits of the people, besides solving the people’s genuine problems on priority.
Meanwhile the Minister visited Shiv Temple at Lok Bowan and took stock of the arrangements made by the administration for performing annual hawan by Kashmiri pandits there.
Tourism Minister, while interacting with yatris assured them that government has taken all necessary initiatives for upgradation of various facilities to the visiting devotees at the various pilgrimage sites.
Mir said people of Kashmir believe in secular ethos and mutual brotherhood, which has been the cornerstone of the world-renowned Kashmiryat. “Time is not far off, when both Muslims and Pandits would be living together as they had been living earlier for centuries”, he said and added that Kashmiri Pandits are integral part of the culture and ethos of Kashmir and Kashmiriyat. He said that their return to the Valley is the cherished goal and yearning of the government and the civil society. He said the gradual improvement in the security situation and generation of economic avenues for this community would give required boost to the endeavors of the government to achieve this goal.