SRINAGAR: The Jammu Kashmir administration has said that adequate stock of all essential supplies is available throughout the Kashmir division ahead of erratic weather prediction by the MeT department.
Dr Abdul Salam Mir, Director, FCS&CA Kashmir, said that adequate supply has been sent to far-flung areas which remain cut off from the rest of the world due to excessive snowfall. “For the far-flung areas, the CAPD has supplied ration for over six months which has been already sent to these areas considering the inclimate weather prediction issued by the MeT,” he said.
Areas like Keran, Karnah and other far flung areas have already received stock for the winter months, he said. “For many others, ration has been stocked for four months,” he said.
He said that the Department of CAPD has stocked essential supplies for the Kashmir valley and it is unlikely that the valley will face any shortage of essential supplies during the winter months.
He said that the CAPD has ensured that the prices of commodities do not shoot up during the winter months. “For this the Department will enact various market checking teams to make sure that the shopkeepers do not charge higher rates from the consumers,” he said.
Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole said that an advisory for the apple farmers has already been issued that states the farmers should harvest their apples early in view of the MeT prediction for the winters. “We do not want the farmers to suffer any losses, so we have issued an advisory to pruning of apple trees,” he added.
He said recently inaugurated, Indian Oil Corporation Limited’s LPG Bottling Plant at Vessu-Nipora, Anantnag will cater to the rise in the demand for LPG during the winter season.