Arrangements for Mehraj –ul- Alam, Maha Shivratri festivals finalized in Budgam

 Budgam February 21:(KNS)  The Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Shahbaz Ahmed Mirza today chaired a meeting to finalize arrangements for the ensuing auspicious Mehraj –ul- Alam and Maha Shivratri (Herath) festivals in district Budgam.

Among others the meeting was attended by CMO, officers from Planning Department, PDD, PHE, CAPD, Fisheries, Animal and Sheep Husbandry, ARTO, Cooperatives and Municipal Committees.

At the outset, the DC directed  concerned to ensure illumination of prominent religious places of both communities.

He instructed EOs of concerned Municipal Committees to carry out  special cleanliness drives and initiate pro active measures for dumping of garbage and other waste and maintain proper sanitation in all areas.

 Health authorities were instructed to ensure availability of staff and ambulances at all sub centers and ensure better medical assistance at designated places.

 With regard to availability of ration, the DC directed AD Food to ensure timely supply and distribution of food grains, besides ensure availability of essentials commodities to the general public.

The DDC also directed the ARTO to ensure hassle free availability of transport facility on the auspicious days and directed him to coordinate with the traffic department so that various bottlenecks to smooth flow of traffic are removed.

The DC instructed concerned to establish sale centres of fish, walnut and other dry fruits, nadru and honey at the Migrant colony Sheikpora to facilitate availability of all required items to the members of Pandit Community, for smooth celebration of Herath festival.

During the meeting the DC directed Department of PHE and PDD to ensure uninterrupted power and drinking water supply. They were directed to provide gensets at prominent religious places and also water tankers at identified locations. Besides, ensure functioning of street lights at all places.

To check illegal profiteering and hoarding in the markets the DC directed concerned to constitute squads who will monitor  and conduct market checking drives to ensure sale of quality food items.(KNS)



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