Sugar shortage to be over soon: Ramzan
Srinagar, July 17: Minister for CAPD and Transport, Choudhary Muhammad Ramzan today said that distribution of sugar policy has been finalized and there would be no scarcity of sugar in JK now onwards, an official spokesman said.
The Minister, he said, while interacting with MLA Bandipora, Nizam-ud-din Bhat, said that soon adequate sugar would be released to the respective ration stores of the state for onward distribution among consumers.
“During the meeting, MLA Bandipora sought setting up of nine new ration centers in unconnected areas of Kandi belt of the Bandipora. He also demanded rationalization of present ration depots so that supply reaches at the doorsteps of the people. He also sought more stocks in advance to cater to the needs of the people of the respective areas,” the spokesman said.
The Minister assured the MLA that steps would be taken to provide adequate stock to all ration depots besides strengthening the distribution system so that every ration holder could get allotted ration every month as per their ration ticket.
Kupwara street lights defunct
Kupwara, July 17: Residents of this frontier district are up in arms against the Kupwara Municipal Committee (KMC) for failing to replace the defunct street lights in the area.
A delegation of the residents told Greater Kashmir that some of the lights have gone out of order and the concerned KMC officials have failed to replace them.
“Streetlights are not working for the past many months. Nobody from the KMC has visited the area to replace these. In absence of streetlights we are not able to go to Masjid in evening and morning hours,” the delegation said.
Army establishes medical aid, refreshment posts along Yatra route
Srinagar, July 17: Army on Wednesday said that Army’s 3rd Rashtriya Rifles battalion under the aegis of 1 Sector Rashtriya Rifles of Victor Force has established medical aid posts and refreshment posts starting from Sarbal 4Km short of Pahalgam to assist pilgrims.
In a statement here the Army spokesman said: “Keeping in mind the recent devastation in Uttarakhand and vulnerability of Lidder Valley 3-RR has deployed two highly trained mountain and river rescue teams along the Yatra route. The rescue teams have assisted local administration in evacuation of many tourists and vehicles which fell into the fast flowing rivers.”
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