Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anantnag SF Hamid convened a meeting with officers of line departments to review the preparedness for the challenging months ahead here today at Dakbanglow Khanabal. The meeting discussed preparedness and measures required to ensure the safety and well-being of the residents in the district during the upcoming winter season.
During the meeting, the DC emphasized the importance of being well-prepared for the winter months, which can often bring harsh weather conditions and pose various challenges. He directed concerned to ensure that snow clearance operations are well-coordinated to keep roads and essential routes open for transportation, emergency services, and daily commuters.
DC also reviewed Plans for emergency response and disaster management to ensure swift and efficient assistance during extreme weather events.He said close watch will be kept on the availability of essential supplies, such as food, fuel, and medicines, to prevent any shortages during the winter.
Besides, adequate shelters and heating facilities will be provided to those in need, especially in vulnerable areas, he added.Meanwhile, he stressed on conducting an information campaign to educate the public on winter safety measures, including guidelines for staying warm and safe during cold weather.
Regarding Health Services, he enjoined to ensure that health services are fully operational and accessible during the winter season, with a particular focus on addressing cold-related illnesses.The Deputy Commissioner emphasized that the administration is committed to the safety and well-being of the residents of Anantnag, and every effort will be made to ensure a smooth and secure winter season.
The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner, SP, CMO, Engineers of Jal Shakti, PMGSY, KPDCL, M&ED, NHICDL, EOs of MCs and other officers of concerned line departments.