Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer on Wednesday chaired a meeting of heads of various departments and Deputy Commissioners of Jammu division to review the stock position of essentials and overall winter preparedness in the districts of the division.
The meeting was attended by Chief Engineers of PWD, Mechanical Engineering Department, PMGSY, JPDCL, Director FCS&CA, Deputy Director Health Services, besides senior officers of Jal Shakti, BRO, NHAI, Oil Companies, Traffic Police and other concerned officers while Deputy Commissioners along with other concerned officers attended the meeting through video conferencing.
The Div Com took district wise review of power supply scenario, snow clearance and overall winter preparedness in the districts of the division. The Deputy Commissioners apprised the Divisional Commissioner about the water, power supply position, availability of ration, fuel, LPG and other essentials in their respective districts.
While reviewing the status of power supply scenario in each district, the Chief Engineer informed about the areas prone to breakdowns during the winters. He informed that necessary buffer stock of transformers has been maintained in these areas.
The Div Com instructed the Engineers of JPDCL to keep men and machinery ready for restoration of power supply in case of disruption due to snowfall.
The Div Com had a detailed review of the snow clearance mechanism of PWD, PMGSY and BRO. The concerned Chief Engineers informed about the roads which get affected during snowfall. The Chief Engineer PMGSY informed that 2210 KM road length face disruption in winters and the department has deployed an adequate number of machines for snow clearance in these areas.
Dr Raghav directed the concerned Engineers to make special arrangements for snow clearance in the districts which experience heavy snowfall to keep the roads traffic worthy.
The Divisional Commissioner directed the Heads of Departments and Deputy Commissioners to activate 24×7 Divisional and district level control rooms and notify helpline numbers and put them in public domain. HODs were asked to issue duty rosters of staff on a regular basis. He also directed for adequate stocking of essentials to avoid inconvenience to the people.
He sought details of availability of food grains, LPG, medicines and other essential commodities in the districts. The DCs apprised the Div Com that sufficient stocks of essentials are available in their respective districts and the process of distribution at different locations of the districts has been completed.
The Div Com also passed directions to the health department to keep an adequate stock of life saving medicines, surgical goods and other necessary medicines to avoid deficiency in the districts.
Dr Langer instructed the DCs to hold a meeting with all the concerned officers and make winter preparedness plans. The DCs were also told to put in place a quick response mechanism to maintain essential services so that people don’t face any inconvenience.