Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh on Thursday directed the officers to synergize their efforts in order to ensure smooth celebrations of Diwali Festival across the state.
He said that Diwali is a festival symbolizing victory of righteousness and people across nation celebrate it with great fervor.
Dr Singh also directed officers to connect Swachhta Abhiyan with the Diwali celebrations.
The Deputy Chief Minister was addressing officers of Jammu Division during a review meeting convened to discuss the arrangements being made in connection with the smooth celebrations of Diwali Festival.
The meeting was attended by Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Dr Mandeep Bhandari, IGP, Jammu, Dr. SD Singh, District Development Commissioner, Jammu, Rajeev Ranjan, DDCs of all districts of Jammu Province through video conference.
Senior officers of various other departments also attended the meeting.
The Deputy Chief Minister stressed the concerned authorities for ensuring proper sanitation around temples, major markets, besides installing of LED lamps and proper supply of electricity as well as drinking water.
He also directed for keeping the requisite medical facilities at the prominent places.
Dr. Singh also asked the municipal authorities to put in place the requisite men and machinery for ensuring cleanliness of all the areas in districts and major towns.
The Deputy Chief Minister asked the officers for proper market checks to curb profiteering and ensuring that quality food items reach the consumers.
He also asked for keeping available adequate supply of essential commodities so that the people do not face any inconvenience.
Taking stock of traffic, fire tenders and security related arrangements, the Deputy Chief Minister directed the concerned to ensure that fool proof mechanism is put in place so that any untoward incident is prevented.