With Ramzan scheduled to begin later this week, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday called for a fool proof mechanism to provide better amenities like electricity, drinking water and other essential commodities to the people during the fasting month.
“Fool proof mechanism should be put in place to provide better amenities to the people during the holy month of Ramzan,” Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said.
He was addressing officers during a meeting to discuss the arrangements being put in place for the Muslim fasting month in the state.
Singh directed the officers to work in close coordination to ensure that the people do not face any inconvenience vis-a-vis the essentials during the holy month.
“Special care should be taken to ensure that electricity is provided to the people, especially during sehri and iftaar hours,” the senior BJP leader said.
He asked the Power Development Department to properly rationalise the power supply so that the load shedding can be effectively minimised during the month.
Directing the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department officials to provide adequate supply of potable drinking water to the people, he said the people should not suffer on account of lesser availability of water.
“The PHE should try to augment the water shortage by deploying water tankers to the areas which are facing acute shortage of water,” he said.
The deputy chief minister directed the commissioners of the twin municipal corporations of Jammu and Srinagar to undertake a massive cleanliness and sanitation drives in the capital cities, especially around the religious places.
He also called for constitution of market checking squads to keep a check on profiteering, hoarding, and black marketing.
Singh directed the directors of urban local bodies to ensure proper cleanliness, sanitation and other related facilities in various towns and municipalities, especially in and around mosques and shrines.