DC Shopian reviews Winter preparedness in the district


SHOPIAN : The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Shopian, Sachin Kumar Vaishya today chaired a meeting to review winter preparedness of different departments of the district, here.

The DC on the occasion took stock of department-wise initiatives and works to be undertaken by the District Administration for winter preparedness. He directed the concerned officers to make necessary arrangements well in advance and asked for Department-wise action plans positively.

He directed all the departments to ensure that a robust mechanism is put in place to minimize disruptions of essential services to the general public. He instructed the Heads of Departments to pass necessary directions to the concerned officials, to work in a synchronized manner to achieve the best possible results.

During the meeting, the DC set specific timelines for replacement of transformers in far-flung/ remote areas of the district.

While enquiring about the buffer stock of transformers to be maintained by the Power Development Department, the DC directed them for rationalization of transformers across the district.

While reviewing the preparedness of the PWD department, the DC laid emphasis on ensuring uninterrupted road connectivity and proper traffic management. He also directed the concerned officers for deployment of snow clearing machinery and equipment for snow clearance on essential and all the main and internal roads.

The Officers of PWD apprised the DC about the directions passed to the field staff for ensuring smooth road connectivity throughout winters.

Taking stock of the preparedness of the Health sector, the DC was apprised that Tehsil-wise control rooms will be set up while ensuring stocks of medical supplies.

The DC directed to ensure availability of medicines and deployment of doctors in all snowbound areas of the district. The Department of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs was directed to maintain sufficient stock of the essential items including ration at its depots. He also directed to monitor the supplies of Petrol, Diesel, and LPG.

Similarly, the PHE Department and SMC were directed to prepare men and machinery for tackling inclement weather conditions.

SDM and Tehsildars were asked to prepare a meticulous plan of the far-flung and snowbound remote areas of their respective divisions with respect to winter preparations.

Among others officers and officials of concerned departments were present in the meeting, besides Executive Engineers of various departments.


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