Shopian, Jan 10: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K. Pole along with Chief Engineer Mechanical Department visted Shopian today and conducted a meeting with DC Shopian JKAP DDC members and Other District officers to review current situation post heavy snow fall in the district.
Div Com Kashmir, had detailed discussion with dristrict administration Shopian over measures taken post snowfall in resuming normal life and was informed by concerned officers about their services provided during and post snowfall. Div com has assured that district administration Shopian will be strengthened in future. All immediate measures will be taken to end the miseries of public suffering due to this natural calamity.
As per reports coming out of the meeting, it was informed that Hon’ble LG has declared heavy snowfall as state specific natural calamity under SDRF and Shopian comes under this as a disaster hit district.
Div com also visited Shadaab Karewa and few other places. He met with different delegations and heard them very patiently. He assured that demands of the public will be addressed soon.
Meanwhile, JKAP, Youth Leader and DDC Member Irfan Manhas along with Apni Party DDC Members were part of the meeting and provided on the ground report to Div Com.
He thanked Div Com for visiting far flung areas of Shopian and noticing the sufferings of locals. Irfan Manhas said that Div Com announced in the meeting that a sub division of Mechanical Department will be set up soon in the district and in the coming time an independent Mechanical Division for Shopian will be framed with advanced and Multi Machineries.
It is important to mention here that few days back Apni Party Youth Leader and DDC Member, Irfan Manhas along with Apni Party DDC’s held a joint press conference wherein an appeal was made to LG Shri Manoj Sinha and Government that Shopian should be declared as disaster hit district, Establishment of separate Mechanical Division for district Shopian and immediate compensation to the people who suffered losses due to snow. He thanked LG Shri Manoj Sinha and his administration for accepting the demands put across in the recently held press conference.