Mobilise men, machinery to help people: Dr Farooq to Govt
Srinagar, Dec 30: Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah, who is also the president of ruling National Conference, today asked Jammu and Kashmir administration to gear up to tackle the problems that have erupted due to snowfall.
"Government should use all its resources to help the common people and work to provide respite to them. This is our moral and basic duty," Abdullah said in a statement.
He said the administration should mobilize its men and machinery to help people in dealing with problems due to snowfall.
Dr Abdullah asked the heads of Power Development Department, Public Health Engineering Department, Roads and Buildings Department and Food Supplies department to "personally monitor" the work of their departments.
Valley has been witnessing moderate snowfall since yesterday, which has resulted in disruption of power supply and blocking of many roads.
He felicitated people on the first snowfall of this winter, describing it Allah’s greatest blessing.
“We should be highly thankful to Allah for showering on us His blessings in the form of snow thereby putting an end to the two-month long dry spell which had given rise to several diseases and created other problems.”
Meanwhile, the NC general secretary advocate Sheikh Nazir Ahmad has also urged the administration to ensure availability of all essential commodities especially food grains, kerosene and cooking gas besides uninterrupted power and water supply in the Valley.
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