|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Oct 22: Amit Sharma, Director, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Jammu concluded an extensive tour of three hilly districts of Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban in which he took first hand account of dumping Foodgrains supplies to higher reaches of these districts.
He was accompanied by Assistant Directors Zakir Hussain (Doda), Abdul Rasheed (Kishtwar) and Ghulam Rasool Lone (Ramban) of the districts alongwith related TSOs and Storekeepers during respective field visits. During the three-day touring, major focus of the Director FCS&CA Amit Sharma was on ascertaining on-ground status of provisioning and dumping of Foodgrains and Civil Supplies in higher reaches of Chenab Valley such as Marwan, Warwan, Dacchan, Padder, Mohu, Mangat, Neel Valley, Pogal Paristan, Gool, Sangaldan, Chatroo well in-time before the onset of severe winter conditions. All Assistant Directors assured Director FCS&CA that the dumping is going before time and the same process shall be completed in all belts in next few days.
During the visit of Director FCS&CA Amit Sharma to Food Stores of Chenab Valley especially Mati Goran Food Store which is actually located in Anantnag but feeds Marwan and Warwan areas of Kishtwar, it was found that all stocks had been released for onward transportation to these higher reaches which almost remain cut-off due to excessive snowfall every year for almost four-five months.
Also, Director FCS&CA Amit Sharma held meetings with Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana and Deputy Commissioner Ramban Showkat Aijaz wherein several coordination issues were discussed and they extended full support and coordination in ensuring supplies of Foodgrain and Essential Supplies in far-flung areas and suggested to conduct joint inspections of these areas during coimg winter months.
Apart from this, Director FCS&CA Amit Sharma took review meetings at all three district headquarters wherein the overall performance of department was assessed vis-a-vis several issues such as Aadhaar Seeding with POS Machines, Repairs of Gowdowns of the department, preparation of disaster management plans, revising K.Oil supplies in the districts, timely submission of all reports, etc which were noted by concerned officials for taking immediate necessary action in coming days.