The District Development Commissioner (DDC) Ganderbal Dr Piyush Singla chaired a meeting to review arrangements being made regarding ensuing Eid-Ul-Azha.The DDC directed the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Department to ensure that there should be no shortcomings in the distribution of essential commodities of rice, sugar, and LPG that are already adequately stocked in the district.He stressed upon the officers of PDD & PHE to provide uninterrupted electricity and drinking water supply to the people and also make available water tankers near Mosques and Eidgah.R&B department was directed to repair the main roads and ensure cleanliness of the roads leading to places where congregation prayers would be offered.He directed Municipal Authorities to ensure proper sanitation and cleanliness at all the places particularly at those places where congregation prayers would be offered on Eid. Special attention needs to be given to pre and post cleanliness on Eid ul Azha.The DDC asked the CMO to ensure that medicos and para-medicos attend the duty as per the roster, and keep ambulance service in a state of readiness at religious places where main congregations are scheduled to meet any exigency during the festival, besides make wide publicity of available free drugs in the hospitals and PHCs by organizing awareness camps in the district.ARTO, Ganderbal was directed to ensure special transport facilities to ferry the commuters especially on those routes leading to Hazratbal so that the general public may not face any inconvenience. He further directed him to ensure that no fare over-charging is resorted to by the passenger vehicles.
Giving a brief account of points identified for sale of sacrificial animals and poultry birds, the meeting was informed that several points have been notified to buy sacrificial animals in view of Eid-ul-Azha in the district including Duderhama, Lar, Shuhama, Kangan and Beehama Chief Animal Husbandry Officer, Ganderbal informed that at present 5 to 6 thousand sacrificial animals are available in the district, besides department has established 2 teams led by a veterinary doctor to provide routine health scrutiny to sacrificial animals.Fire and Emergency Department was directed to ensure availability of fire tenders along with the crew at Eidgah where the main congregation is scheduled to be held.Further, it was decided that market checking squads headed by tehsildars comprising of officers from FCS&CA, Municipal Committee, Ganderbal, Legal Metrology Department and police shall frequently check the market and ensure that only good quality foodstuffs especially chicken, mutton, vegetables, fruits and bakery are made available to the consumers. Besides, the squad shall ensure that no black marketing or hoarding takes place by traders and rate lists are displayed properly in every shop.The meeting was attended by SSP Ganderbal, ADC, Ganderbal, ACD, Ganderbal, ACR, CMO, Ganderbal, SDM, Kangan, Officials of PHE, FCS&CA, R&B and Animal/Sheep Husbandry Ganderbal, ARTO, all Tehsildars, Executive Officer of Municipal Committee and other concerned officers.