Ensure Adequate Supply Of Essentials To People: NC To Admin23 May 2021
Kashmir News Service
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Sunday impressed upon the administration to coordinate its efforts to ensure that the people do not face any inconvenience with respect to essential supplies due to the extension in the Covid induced lockdown, and curbs. In a joint statement issued to kashmir news service (KNS), Party's Central Secretary Irfan Shah, Provincial Vice President Muhammad Syed Akhoon, Provincial Secretary Showkat Ahmed Mir and District President Srinagar Peer Afaq Ahmed asked the divisional administration to ensure hassle-free supply of essentials to people across Kashmir in wake of the extension in the Covid curbs. The functionaries impressed upon the divisional administration to issue necessary orders to CA&PD, power, municipality, and waterworks departments to ensure adequate supply of ration, steady supply of drinking water and electricity to consumers. They also asked the district Commissioners to take stock of the food grains at all district headquarters, especially the higher reaches and other far-flung areas. The leaders asked the divisional administration to pass instructions down the line to ensure equitable distribution of ration among the consumers across Kashmir Division. The functionaries also impressed upon the municipal committees and corporations across Kashmir to ensure proper cleanliness and fumigation at all district headquarters. Expressing concern over the predicaments suffered by the people in COVID-19 micro-containment areas, the functionaries said with the government placing these areas under strict lockdown and tight perimeter control, people residing in such areas are suffering from acute scarcity of essentials and other household items. 'The measure of sealing certain areas marking a spike in COVID-19 infections was inevitable to spread the viral sprawl. However, the populace living in these localities besides being weighed down by the rampaging COVID-19 is also suffering from a scarcity of essentials. Having specific areas designated as containment zones alone won't help, the situation calls for proper containment and management strategy including ensuring essentials to people stuck in these zones. It would have been better if the incumbent administration would have worked out a mechanism to ensure supply of essential commodities at the doorsteps of people in such hot spots, where it is not feasible for people to step out,' they said.