Jammu : Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Avny Lavasa, on Thursday convened a meeting of officers of different departments and representatives of religious organisations to review the arrangements for smooth celebration of Navratri and Dussehra festival in the district.
Commissioner JMC Rahul Yadav; ADC L&O, Minga Sherpa; ADC, Satish Sharma; ACR, PiyushDhotra, besides senior officers from Police, Security, Tourism, Traffic, Jal Shakti, PDD, Health along with representatives from religious organization were present in the meeting.
At the outset, the religious organizations informed the Chair regarding certain issues. The representatives demanded adequate provision for sanitation, uninterrupted electricity, ensuring of regular and safe drinking water, security arrangements, traffic management, adequate stocks of ration, check on the rates and quality of food items, repair of street lights, parking, road connectivity, mobile toilets, medical facilities etc.
Regarding cleanliness, the DC asked the Commissioner JMC to maintain cleanliness and also install dustbins and mobile toilets around the temples. The Police authorities were asked to make adequate security arrangements during the festival, while the PHE Department was asked to ensure uninterrupted water supply and Power Department was asked to make proper lighting arrangements in addition to uninterrupted power supply throughout the festival.
The Deputy Commissioner directed the Traffic authorities to ensure proper management of traffic during the event and place proper signboards for the convenience of the devotees.
She asked the Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs authorities to keep a check on the rates and quality of food items being sold during the festival.
The Health Department was directed to keep sufficient provision for medicare facilities and medical staff around temple premises.
The Deputy Commissioner called for interdepartmental coordination and impressed upon functionaries to put in place all necessary arrangements well in time for the smooth celebration of the festival.