KULGAM: Reviewing and finalizin the arrangements for ensuing holy month of Ramadan, the
District Commissioner (DC), Kulgam, Dr. Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat on Friday asked officials to ensure strict adherence of Covid-19 SOPs at all mosques, Shrines, and public places. Moreover, he also inspected two mega flood protection bunds at Zungalpora and Aadigatnoo, both under the execution of the Rural Development Department.
Addressing the meeting, the DDC instructed the officers to ensure strict adherence of Covid-19 SOPs at all mosques, Shrines, and public places.
He also directed the concerned for the constitution of special market checking squads to keep check on profiteering, hoarding and overcharging by shopkeepers.
Stressing on the uninterrupted power and water supply across the district, the DDC asked PDD and PHE departments to ensure hassle free water and electricity supply to the consumers during the month of Ramadan especially at the Sehri and Iftar times.
Emphasizing on the sanitation and lighting of towns and municipality areas, the DDC directed Executive officers of Municipal Committees to launch special cleanliness drives in the district with focus on roads, lanes, drains and regular lifting of wastage from markets and also installation of more lights in their respective towns.
The meeting among others was attended by ADC Kulgam, DSP-HQ, ARTO, Tehsildars, AEEs of PHE, PDD, EOs, officers from Sheep and Animal husbandry and other Officers besides, Auqaf Committee members and members from trade union also attended the meeting.
Meanwhile, During his visit to Aadigantnoo flood protection bund, the DDC was briefed by ACD that work on the 1992 ft concrete bund has been completed by the department under convergence mode.
While briefing about the structure of the bund, ACD Kulgam informed that the height of concrete bund is 24 ft with 12 feet bottom and a total expenditure of Rs 2.92 crore has been made on the project.
The DDC also instructed the ACD to start work on an additional portion of the bund. He also appreciated the Rural Development Department for constructing such durable and important projects in the district.
Later, DDC visited Zungalpora flood protection bund site and took stock of present status of the work project.
It was informed that work on 3.5 kilometer Zungalpora flood protection bund was taken up by the RDD department with an estimated cost of 26 crore.
This flood protection bund will help in averting floods and will benefit more than 11 villages in the area starting from Village Zungalpora.
On the occasion, the DDC also met people of the area who demanded for early completion of the flood protection bund for safety of near about a dozen villages of the area.
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