SRINAGAR – The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad today convened a meeting of all Sectoral officers to review the arrangements for the upcoming festive occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.
The DC on the occasion passed directions to FCS&CA to ensure that procces of Ration distribution is completed before Eid so that people do not face any difficulty in this regard. He directed the officers to intensify the market checking and ensure all commodities are sold at already fixed prices besides ensure availability of all essential supplies in the market to avoid hoardings and profiteering.
He directed the SMC authorities to ensure proper fumigation, sanitation and cleanliness at all the places amid COVID-19 pandemic besides proper functioning of all street lights.
The DC said strict orders have been placed that no one should be allowed to violate SOPs related to COVID-19 because of anticipated consumer rush in the markets, and anyone found in such involvement will be dealt strictly under law.
The meeting was informed that on the eve of Eid ul Azha the Sheep Husbandry Department would set up sale outlets(Mandees) for sale of Sacrificial animals (Goats/Sheeps) at designated places across Srinagar.
The DC asked the concerned to take appropriate measures for ensuring Covid-19 protocols at the sale mandies and place banners/poster’s regarding Covid-19 SOPs to sensitize the masses. It was also directed that teams of Veterinary department be kept at these mandees.
During the meeting, the DC urged upon Sectoral officers of PHE and PDD to ensure uninterrupted supply of water and electricity barring curtailment schedule to the district. He asked the PHE department to keel water tankers in ready state to cater any exigent need. The R&B authorities were asked to complete necessary road repairs in the City
The DC instructed the Food Safety department to activate its market surveillance Squads to check the quality of food items such as Bakery, Confectionery, Milk, Meat Chicken, Vegetables and other essentials in the market and take strict action against the erring traders.
On the occasion, the Traffic police authorities were asked to ensure smooth movement of traffic across the City and issue necessary route plans if required to overcome any traffic jams. Similarly, Fire & Emergency authorities were asked to remain alert and establish fire tenders at specific places including near Shrines and other prominent religious places.
Among others the meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Khurshid Ahmad Shah, SDM East Owais Mushtaq, SDM West Akshay Labroo, Superintendent Engineers of R&B, PHE, PDD, Joint Commissioner SMC, Deputy Director Fire & Emergency, Poultry Development Officer, besides officers of Police, FCS&CA, Sheep Husbandry and Legal Metrology.