Mahashivratri celebrations: Provide essential commodities to Pandits: Div Com to DCs
Feb 18: For smooth celebration of Mahashivratri festival across the Kashmir
Division, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan Tuesday
directed Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to provide essential commodities to Pandit
Community areas on priority.
further directed them to establish Fisheries, Lotus stems (Nadru), Vegetables,
Walnut and floriculture stalls in Pandit colonies and at temples. For hassle
free distribution of food items, senior officers were asked to deployed
functionaries every minority area for monitoring.
departments were asked to launch an intense market checking on daily basis to
curb black marketing of essential commodities during the festival and to ensure
availability of essential commodities like Mutton, Chicken, Vegetables, fruits,
Bakery and confectionery in the markets as per the notified rates and quality
Divisional Commissioner was reviewing the arrangements put in place by the
district administrations for the smooth celebration of Mahashivratri festival
across the valley.
sought feedback from Deputy Commissioners regarding preparations for the smooth
celebration of the festival.
was informed that major congregation will be held at Shankaracharya temple in
the city where devotees perform day long special prayers. Temples in other
districts will also hold similar kind of gatherings.
Divisional Commissioner directed Fisheries department to deploy mobile fish
vans at various places in the city. Besides, local fishermen will install their
vending shops at Habba Kadal and Ganpatyar localities.
Department was directed to ensure uninterrupted power supply on the eve of
Mahashivratri festival at all temples where huge congregations are expected.
Public Health Engineering will make adequate measures for providing the round
the clock water supply in Pandit areas and temples with the deployment of water
tankers at the locations.
Food Department will distribute ration including Rice, Atta, Sugar, K-oil and
LPG cylinders in Pandit areas as per notified rates.
will deploy dedicated man power to start cleanliness drive in Pandit areas,
temples and the main congregation places besides Urban Local Bodies and Block
Development Councils will take care of sanitation in their jurisdictions.
Kashmir in consultation with the SSP Traffic City, Rural Kashmir and RTC will
make necessary arrangements for inter and intra district transportation
services on the routes leading to the temples for convivences of the devotees.
Div Com directed Fire and Emergency services to ensure availability of fire
tenders at all temples and Pandit community areas.
the festival occasion, Health services will set up medical aid camps at all
important locations and will ensure round the clock functioning of all Public
directed DCs to deploy Magistrates at all the important locations with
necessary arrangements for the upcoming festival. Concerned departments were
asked to work in close coordination for the smooth celebration of Mahashivratri
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Khurshid Ahmad Shah, Director FCS&CA, Chief
Engineer KPDCL, RTO Kashmir, SSP Taffic (Rural), Joint Director Fisheries,
Joint Commissioner SMC, Deputy Directors of Horticulture ( Planning &
Marketing), Agriculture, Health Services & Fire, Emergency services and
other concerned officials were present in the meeting where as nine Deputy
Commissioners of the valley participated the meeting through video conferencing.