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DGP Prisons for strict adherence to Covid-19 SOP

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Srinagar: Director General of Police, Prisons, VK Singh today visited Central Jail Srinagar to take stock of security arrangements and to evaluate the general living conditions available in the jail.
Senior Superintendent Central Jail Srinagar Tej Ram Katoch, CO 82 Bn CRPF Bal Krishna and other officers were present during the visit.
The DGP inspected all barracks, hospital, quarantine, CCTV control room, video-conferencing facility, kitchen and other sections of the jail.
He inspected the progress of the Interview Room, Recreation hall, Gym, Bakery Shop, Barber shop and Prison Inmate Calling System.
He also interacted with the inmates regarding food, accommodation and medical facilities available in the jail.
He was informed by the Medical Officer regarding precautionary measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the jail.
The DG directed the staff for strict adherence to SOP issued in this regard.
He instructed the Jail Superintendent to exercise vigil and take necessary measures for welfare of staff and inmates.
He also reviewed the ongoing construction works and directed the technical wing to ensure quality and pace.

Bhatnagar reviews functioning of R&B, Jal Shakti
SRINAGAR, JULY 06- Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar today chaired a series of meetings of R&B and Jal Shakti departments and took detailed review of all the ongoing works of the respective departments at Civil Secretariat here.
While reviewing the functioning of R&B department, the Advisor directed the officials to speed up the pace of all ongoing works in order to cover the loss of working period due to COVID-19.
Enquiring about the blacktopping of roads in the current season, the Advisor was informed that blacktopping on more than 170 kms of roads has been completed since last month besides repairing of potholes and other patchwork across the Kashmir valley is in full swing.
Advisor Bhatnagar stressed upon the officials to maintain the quality of blacktopping material besides routine checks on works should be conducted to assess the quality of work.
Chief Engineer, R&B, Kashmir, Sami Arif informed the Advisor that quality control teams have been established to conduct tests of blacktopping material at plants as well as on ground.
Chief Engineer also informed the meeting that blacktopping works are going on at more than 90 sites across the Kashmir valley besides the labour force at these sites is regularly monitored for COVID infection.
The Advisor directed the officials that the quality of work should be maintained at all costs besides all the pending works should be completed within the stipulated time.
In another meeting, Advisor Bhatnagar reviewed functioning of the Jal Shakti (PHE) department to assess availability of water supply and other ongoing works of the department.
The meeting was attended by Chief Engineer, PHE, Kashmir and other officials of the department.
The Advisor maintained that water is an essential requirement and necessary steps should be taken to meet demand of the public during the peak summer season. He impressed upon the officials to monitor complaints on regular basis besides developing a proper mechanism for obtaining feedback from the general public.
In order to check quality of drinking water, the Advisor directed the concerned officers to test the potable water both at uptake points as well as delivery points.
The Advisor further impressed upon the officials to complete all pending works on priority basis besides all maintenance works should be completed at the earliest so that the general public does not face any inconvenience during the summer season.
Meanwhile, Advisor Bhatnagar also reviewed functioning of Jal Shakti (I&FC) Department and took stock of all ongoing works of the department besides flood control measures.
The meeting was attended by Chief Engineer, I&FC, Kashmir and other officials of the department.
Chairing the meeting, the Advisor said that the flood spill channels should be cleared immediately besides dredging and de-silting works should be increased at vulnerable spots in order to reduce the threat of floods.
The Advisor further directed the officials to keep embankments maintained and regular checking be done for any breach. He impressed upon the officials to complete repair works on Malshahi Bagh Ganderbal at the earliest.
The Advisor was informed that the Jhelum’s carrying capacity has been raised from 32000 cusecs to 42000 cusecs and the target is to take it to 60000 cusecs next year.
Advisor Bhatnagar maintained that the safety and stability of embankments should be made top priority besides the off take points should be properly managed.
The Advisor further directed the concerned officials to complete all ongoing works in a time bound manner so that they can be commissioned for the public at the earliest.
No: PR/DI/20/703/
Advisor takes stock of renovation works at Bakhshi Stadium, Indoor Stadium
SRINAGAR, JULY 06: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan today took stock of ongoing works here at Bakhshi Stadium and Sher-i-Kashmir Indoor Stadium.
At Bakhshi Stadium, Advisor Khan directed the concerned to set weekly targets for the executing agency to speed up the ongoing works and compensate the days lost during COVID-19 pandemic.
The stadium, located in the centre of Srinagar city, is undergoing massive renovation being executed by the National Project Construction Corporation Limited with an estimated cost of Rs 40.85 crore.
The Advisor was briefed about the progress of works by the Executive Engineer Sports Council and the representatives of National Project Construction Corporation (NPCC).
Later, the Advisor also inspected SK Indoor Stadium where he took stock of the renovation works and inspected different sections.
He was briefed about the rock climbing wall being constructed in the stadium premises and the upgradation of Saifud Din Sports Club.
On the occasion, Advisor Khan directed the executing agency to build three rock climbing walls with varied heights and width in accordance with the need of beginners, practicing players and for competition events.
He also stressed on preserving the aesthetic environs in the stadiums by providing traditional touch to the existing or under renovation buildings.
The Advisor was accompanied by Secretary Youth Services and Sports (YSS), Sarmad Hafeez; Director General Youth Services and Sports, Saleem Ur Rehman; Secretary J&K Sports Council, Naseem Choudhary and other concerned.

AG holds interactive session with Law Officers
SRINAGAR, JULY 6: On opening of Darbar Move offices at Srinagar today, Advocate General, D.C. Raina, had an interactive session with the Law Officers, Assisting Counsels besides officers and officials of the Advocate General Office.
Advocate General had a detailed discussion with the participants on working of their respective offices amid observance of all necessary preventive protocols regarding COVID-19. He took stock of demands of the staff and assured that the same would be redressed at the earliest.
Advocate General informed the Law Officers that in next few days the age old pattern of the departmental allocation to the Law Officers is being dispensed with and in its place court wise/court linked allocation shall be made.
Advocate General, while appreciating functioning of the office, stressed upon the Law Officers and staff to continue their work with added devotion and dedication.
The Law Officers apprised the Advocate General about working of Srinagar wing of the High Court besides highlighting their issues on account of virtual mode of hearing.
The staff members expressed gratitude to Advocate General for his timely intervention and support in resolving their service related issues.

3rd Phase of Training for Capacity Building conducted in Pulwama
PULWAMA, JULY 06: The 3rd phase of training for Capacity Building regarding Safe Business Practices and COVID Management was today conducted here.
The programme was organised by District Disaster Management Authority Pulwama under the supervision of Deputy Commissioner (DC), Dr. Raghav Langer, also Chairman of District Disaster Management Authority Pulwama.
While interacting with the participants, the DC said that there are 267 active positive cases out of total 538 cases reported so far besides 267 recovered and 4 deaths, adding he said that there are presently 35 Red Zones in the district and 21 are partially de-notified zones.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC said the existence of Coronavirus pandemic is a reality and people will have to learn to live with it by adhering to precautions and guidelines as issued by the government from time to time.
He said under this programme all main services providers are being trained about precautions, hygiene, social distancing and other notified protocols besides other stakeholders were sensitised about the need to adopt safety procedures and follow advisories issued in this regard.
The DC said that the administration has roped in print and electronic media and has also invited NGOs, academics and other organisations as stakeholders in public awareness, training and capacity building for planning a safe exit from lockdown without losing focus on the fight against pandemic
Experts and senior officers from concerned departments also spoke on the occasion sensitising the participants during the training programme.
It is worth mentioning here that a dedicated team of officials has been constituted by the Deputy Commissioner for facilitating stakeholders in production and delivery of items, and for areas notified as red zones a special set of measures have been put in place to ensure smooth service in this regard.
These programmes are being organised for a host of important service providers including vegetable vendors, milk suppliers, hairdressers, laundry, public transport, telecommunications, and housekeeping among other services.
Meanwhile district administration Pulwama plans to train more than 5,000 service providers during the next one month and this shall go alongside gradual opening of select sectors while keeping the focus on public health aspects of the pandemic.
Among others Chief Planning Officer, District Statistics Evaluation Officer, Tehsildar Pulwama, Food and Drug Administration Pulwama, Health and other concerned functionaries attended the meeting besides Panches, Sarpanches and Lumberdars participated in large numbers in the programme.
No: PR/DDI/SGR/20/616/
Dir Agri reviews preparedness for ‘Kisan Pakhwada’
SRINAGAR, JULY 06: Director Agriculture Kashmir, Altaf Ajaz Andrabi today conducted an extensive tour of district Budgam to take stock of the preparedness for Kisan Pakhwada commencing from 7th July to 21st July 2020.
On the occasion, the Director instructed the concerned officers to ensure cent percent registration for Kisan Credit Card scheme in all the areas of the district especially Beerwah, Khag, Tosa Maidan, and Sitaharan.
Interacting with the officers, the Director impressed upon them to make Pakhwada a grand success by covering the entire farmers community including those engaged in Agriculture, Horticulture, Dairy, Fisheries, and Sheep rearing etc under Kisan Credit Scheme.
He directed the concerned officers that in order to grow credit flow by 2.5 times this year all bottlenecks should be removed for farmers in obtaining loans against KCC.
Andrabi said that during the campaign massive awareness regarding farmer welfare schemes like PM-Kisan, PM-Mandhan, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY), Minimum Support Price (MSP), promoting use of advanced seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, low cost production technologies, organic farming, and integrated farming will be provided to the participating farmers.
Director said the thrust area during the campaign will be promoting latest agricultural implements and machinery, storage techniques, processing and marketing of produce, besides formation of Farmers Produce Organizations (FPOs), Farmer Interest Groups (FIGs) and Self Help Groups (SHGs).
During the visit, the Director was accompanied by Joint Director Agriculture Extension Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal, Joint Director Inputs Amir ud Din Andrabi, District Agriculture Extension Officer Budgam and other concerned officers of the district.

Kissan Pakwada: DC Anantnag reviews preparedness
ANANTNAG, JULY 06: The District Development Commissioner (DDC) Anantnag, K K Sidha today chaired a meeting of officers of agriculture and allied sectors including Lead District Manager to review celebrations of Kissan Pakhwada in Anantnag commencing from July 7th to 21st.
On the occasion, The DDC stressed for organising Kissan Melas during which departments can display machinery, seed, raise awareness among general public through pamphlets and other printed material regarding various centrally sponsored schemes under implementation in the district.
The DDC directed the officers of animal husbandry, sheep, fisheries, floriculture, horticulture and agriculture to submit the proposal of targets under various schemes including establishment of fisheries units, construction of race ways, establishment of dairy units of 50, 30, 20, 15 and 5 cows, construction of cowsheds under MGNERAGA convergence.
Besides he also directed them for identifying beneficiaries under poultry venture, target distribution of two thousand birds in each blocks, establishment of 12 mini sheep farms in each of the district and identifying of beneficiaries under PM-Kisan, PM-Mandhan and Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna.
The DDC directed the agriculture and allied sectoral officers to ensure the display of banners and hoarding during Kisan Melas to be held at Mattan and Dooru on 11th and 12th July regarding the activities of the departments.
The meeting was attended by Joint Director Planning, ACD, DPO Chief Agriculture Officer, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry Officers and other concerned officers.
No: PR/DDI/SGR/20/618/
DC inspects ongoing works in Shopian
SHOPIAN, JULY 06: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Shopian, Chaudhry Mohammad Yaseen today inspected the ongoing construction works of Receiving Stations Mastpora, Keller and Arhama, Shopian.
The Receiving Station 6.3 MVA Mastpora, Keller constructed by Sub- Transmission Division (STD) Power Development Department (PDD) is coming up with an estimated cost of Rs. 3.4 crore and Receiving Station 10 MVA Arhama, Shopian is coming up with an estimated cost of Rs. 3 crore.
On the occasion, the DDC exhorted upon the concerned officers to mobilize all the resources for effective and timely completion of these Receiving Stations.
He said on the completion of these Receiving Stations the residents of these areas would get uninterrupted power supply and this way their long pending demands would get full-filled.
The DDC assured local populace that the district Administration is always on toes and committed to provide each and every possible help to the people of far-flung areas and stressed them for maintaining social distancing besides adopting SOP’s in letter and spirit to avoid the spread of COVID-19
Some of the people and deputations also met the District Development Commissioner and apprised him of their demands and other issues like potable drinking water facility, better road connectivity, macadamization and widening of roads etc.
The DDC listened to their grievances patiently and assured them that all their genuine demands would be fulfilled on priority, besides the labourers deployed for construction work of Receiving Stations also met the DDC and requested him for disbursement of their wages.
The DDC directed the concerned contractor for early release of their wages so that they could not suffer much more.
Executive Engineer Sub- Transmission Division (STD) and other concerned officers and officials were accompanied by the District Development Commissioner.
No: PR/DDI/SGR/20/619/
DC Budgam chairs revenue officers meeting
BUDGAM, JULY 06: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Budgam, Shahbaz Ahmed Mirza today chaired a meeting of revenue officers to discuss the various issues pertaining to updating of jamabandi, conducting of mutation camps, removing of illegal encroachments and excavation of clay.
Besides these the other issues that were discussed in the meeting include lockdown measures in the affected areas, containment procedures of COVID-19 pandemic, status of quarantine and wellness centers, status of contact tracing, sampling and lifting of symptomatic persons.
During the meeting, the DC directed all concerned Tehsildars to pace up the process of updating jamabandies and it was informed that till date out of 504 jamabandies only 150 jamabandies have been updated and it was assured that the process for updating of remaining numbers shall be taken on war footing.
The DC said that the updating of jamabandies is essential and pivotal in enabling the revenue records to be scanned and simultaneously digitized.
Regarding the issue of encroachments, the DC directed concerned Tehsildars to fix monthly targets of removing encroachments from government land of at least 300 canals, in addition they were asked to keep close eye on conversion of agriculture land for construction purposes.
On the issue of mutations, the DC urged upon the officers to conduct weekly mutation camps comprising of two to three villages together and take consultations of concerned numberdars and chowkidars in carrying out on spot mutations which will help in minimizing the pendency to a large extent.
Regarding brick kilns and sale of bricks, The DC directed concerned authorities to ensure that all brick kiln owners are adhering to instructions notified with regard to sale of bricks.
He said there are complaints of overcharging but no one is ready to register complaint for any action and despite this the district administration is on it and will ensure that writ of the administration shall prevail with authority.
The DC directed brick kiln owners to maintain a sale register and also keep record of brick loads sold and to which customer including his address.
On the occasion, the DC also reviewed the COVID-19 pandemic, containment procedures particularly since observing the rising trend in positive cases.
He said from tomorrow the administration is going to initiate some strict measures with regard to movement of people, movement of passenger and private vehicles, public gathering besides other required measures.
Mirza said every concerned shall assure that there is no laxity or leniency in imposing the lock down measures effectively as per given parameters.
The meeting among others was attended by ADC Budgam, Dr. Nasir Ahmad, all SDMs, ACR, all Tehsildars and Naib Tehsildars besides other revenue officials.

30 discharged after recovery from SKIMS Bemina
SRINAGAR, JULY 06: 30 COVID-19 patients were discharged today from SKIMS Bemina (JVC) after successful completion of treatment and testing negative before discharge.
With this the number of COVID-19 recovered patient’s moves to 559 out of total COVID positive admitted patients numbering 672 till date.
The recovery rate at present is more than 83.18% with six fatalities and the mortality rate is 0.89%.
The treated patients include COVID positive patients admitted for maternity care wherein till date 51 deliveries of COVID positive pregnant ladies including 30 major surgeries (LSCS) for child birth have been done.
No: PR/DDI/SGR/20/621/
LAWDA carries out massive demolition drive in Bemina
SRINAGAR, JULY 06: The Enforcement Wing of Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) today carried out a massive demolition drive in the area of Rakh-i-Arth Housing Colony Bemina.
The drive was conducted by Enforcement Officer along with Executive Engineer Lake div 2nd, Magistrate (N.T) and concerned sub-divisional staff of Rakh-i-Arth.
Almost 5 to 6 illegal sheds were demolished and sign boards from plots illegally encroached upon by the locals for graveyard were also removed.
The drive was successfully conducted with the joint efforts of the team of territorial Police Officers of Bemina, DSP, SHO and D.O, DSP.
Furthermore, earth filling was also removed in two places where the violators dumped the earth in order to develop plots illegally and it was learnt that these violators were trying to prepare plots in order to make colonies illegally in the Rakh-i-arth for their vested interests.
Moreover, in the area of Kohnakahan, Dalgate a two room structure and CGI sheets raised on shops were demolished and removed on the spot.

DC Kupwara reviews progress of ongoing works
KUPWARA, JULY 06: District Development Commissioner (DDC), Kupwara, Anshul Garg today chaired a meeting of concerned officers, field and technical staff of Rural Development Department (RDD) to review the progress of works made under Centrally Sponsored Schemes including MGNREGA, 14th F.C, 15th F.C, SBM and PMAY.
The DDC stressed upon the officers to accelerate the developmental tempo across the district and ensure speedy completion of all ongoing developmental projects.
He directed all officers, field and technical staff of the Rural Development Department to ensure the best material is used in all development works to maintain quality standards.
The DDC directed the concerned engineers to ensure meeting the deadline for completion of developmental projects.
On the occasion, Assistant Commissioner Development (ACD) briefed the DDC about the present status of works going on in the district, and informed the meeting that 3.11 lakh man days of work have been generated in the district during the current financial year so far covering 11827 households for employment opportunities.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Nazir Ahmad Lone; Assistant Commissioner Development, District Panchayat Officer, Executive Engineer REW, Block Development Officers, Technical staff of RDD and other concerned attended the meeting.

Dir Tourism Kashmir condoles demise of employee
SRINAGAR, JULY 6: Director, Tourism, Kashmir, Nisar Ahmad Wani has expressed heartfelt condolences over the demise of employee, Mohammad Amin Sofi, Resident of Zaldagar Srinagar, who was rendering duties in the Planning Section of the Directorate, TRC Srinagar.
While conveying his sympathies, Director Tourism prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and bestowing strength and courage to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.

Div Com tours Samba, reviews on ground status of state land
SAMBA, JULY, 06: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma, along with District Magistrate Samba, Rohit Khajuria, today visited various villages of Samba district including Birpur, Vijaypur and Samba to review status of state land in the district.
Sub Divisional Magistrate, Vijaypur, C P Kotwal, District Information Officer, Ajay Sharma, representatives of JDA, Revenue Department and other officials were also present on the occasion.
Divisional Commissioner visited Birpur, Pekhri, Vijaypur and Samba to ascertain the ground position with regard to state land. He directed Revenue Department to expedite the construction of boundary walls around every state land in the district. He stressed upon JDA representatives to demarcate their land immediately and put a state land sign board there.
Div Com directed the concerned to retrieve state land under private holdings besides ensuring proper updation of revenue record.
He visited state land site and asked the authorities to properly demark state boundaries by installing fencing and boundary walls.
No PR/DDI/J-576//
Government of Jammu and Kashmir
Department of Information
Monday, July 06, 2020
Email: ddiprj17@gmail.com
Div Com reviews Shri Amaranth Ji Yatra arrangements at Lakhanpur
KATHUA, JULY 06:- Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma today visited Lakhanpur to oversee the arrangements for the Annual Amarnathji Yatra pilgrims.
IGP Jammu Mukesh Singh, DDC Kathua O.P Bhagat, SSP Kathua Shailender Mishra were among the others present on the occasion.
This year the annual Yatra to the South Kashmir Cave Shrine is being held in a restricted manner in view of Covid-19 pandemic.
Threadbare discussions on entry mechanism for pilgrims were held. It was decided that dedicated terminals and counters would be established at the entry point Lakhanpur to ensure registration and medical sampling of all the pilgrims.
The Div Com also called for making adequate arrangements for boarding and lodging facilities of pilgrims in case Yatra is halted due to any exigency. He also directed authorities to ensure adequate provision of drinking water, toilets and maintenance of cleanliness besides adherence of social distancing and wearing of masks.
While reviewing security arrangements, the Div Com directed police deploy adequate number of personnel at lakhanpur and at all important yatra points.
He also called for following all the procedures in line with laid down SOPs for protection of Covid-19 issued by the government.
Later, the Div. Com also visited Kendriya Vidhyalaya Kathua Quarantine Centre and reviewed the arrangements/ facilities being provided to the inmates.
No PR/DDI/J-577//
Government of Jammu and Kashmir
Department of Information
Monday, July 06, 2020
Email: ddiprj17@gmail.com
Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2020: DDC Ramban reviews arrangements
RAMBAN, JULY, 06: District Development Commissioner, Nazim Zai Khan, today chaired a meeting of the district heads of concerned departments and other stakeholders to review the arrangements being put in place to ensure smooth conduct of Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra, 2020.
The meeting was attended by SSP, Haseeb-Ur –Rahman, SSP Traffic, J.S Johar, ADC, Ashok Sharma, ACR, Dherinder Sharma, SDMs, ACD, Zamir Ahmed Rishu, CMO, Dr. Mohammad Farid Bhat, Executive Engineers of PWD, PHE and PDD, district officers, representatives of National Highway Authorities of India (NHAI), religious leaders and other concerned.
On the occasion, DDC constituted various committees including Langer Sites Inspection Committee headed by ADC and Tehsil Level Committee headed by concerned Tehsildar to monitor arrangement besides ensuring implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to prevent spread of COVID-19.
A threadbare discussion was held regarding various arrangements for making the yatra successful.
The DDC emphasized the need for putting in place special arrangements this year in view of Covid-19 Pandemic.
Keeping in view COVID-19 pandemic challenges, DDC directed the langer organizations to follow the SOPs to ensure smooth service in langer areas alongwith installation of CCTV cameras at the langer sites.
DDC directed the langer organizers and officers to allow only those Sewadars (workers) in their Langers who have latest Covid-19 negative reports besides ensuring prohibition on use of polythene bags and other such materials. He asked them to ensure hygienic quality of eatables, adequate sanitation and other safety arrangements at the sites besides making arrangements of packed food for pilgrims during Yatra.
DDC directed the representatives of NHAI and construction companies to maintain NH-44 and station adequate machinery at all vulnerable places to clear roads without any delay.
The DDC asked the officers to put in place all necessary arrangements for a successful yatra including accommodations, langers and other facilities for pilgrims.
The DDC asked concerned officers to ensure proper sanitization of langer sites, uninterrupted water power supply besides provisions of portable water, security arrangements, installation of temporary, mobile and Bio toilets at langer sites as well as halting points in the districts.
No PR/DDI/J-578//
Government of Jammu and Kashmir
Department of Information
Monday, July 06, 2020
Email: ddiprj17@gmail.com
SBI Ramban donates PPE kits, masks, gloves & sanitizers to district administration
RAMBAN, JULY, 06: State Bank of India (SBI) Main Branch, Ramban today donated medicated safety material to district administration Ramban as a contribution towards battling against the spread of COVID-19.
Chief Manager, RACC, Abdul Rashid Sofi, Lead District Manager, Shakeel Ahmed Bhat, CMO, Dr. Mohammad Fareed Bhat and other officers were present on the occasion.
DDC appreciated the efforts made by the SBI to prevent COVID-19 by donating medicated sanitary and safety materials which would help the medicos and other front line workers during COVID-19 duty.
Earlier, Manager SBI Ramban, Rajesh Tigga handed over safety material including 100 Personal Protection Equipment Kits, 600 pair of gloves, 200 bottles of hand Sanitizers besides 250 units of N-95 masks to Deputy Commissioner for further distribution among the Frontline workers who are dealing with the COVID-19 positive persons, officers/Officials working in quarantine centres 24×7 and others.
No PR/DDI/J-579//
Government of Jammu and Kashmir
Department of Information
Monday, July 06, 2020
Email: ddiprj17@gmail.com
PCB Ramban conducts anti polythene drive in Batote
RAMBAN, JULY 06: Pollution Control Board (PCB), Ramban, intensified the anti-polythene drive initiated by the Deputy Commissioner, Nazim Zai Khan across the district.
Divisional Officer, PCB, Ramban, Anupam Kaul along with his team conducted anti polythene drive in main market Batote and confiscated banned polythene bags from the shopkeepers and seized around 42.6 kg of banned polythene carry bags with less than 50 microns and 0.4 kg of Single Use Plastic from the shopkeepers.
Member Secretary J&K Pollution Control Board, B. M. Sharma directed the PCB to conduct frequent raids in the markets to make single use polythene free district.
A fine of Rs. 5000/- was also realized from erring traders for non compliance to the directions issued by the government.
The District Officer directed the shopkeepers to refrain from using or selling polythene bags.
No PR/DDI/J-580//
Government of Jammu and Kashmir
Department of Information
Monday, July 06, 2020
Email: ddiprj17@gmail.com
LMD Samba books petrol pump, 3 provisional stores
SAMBA JULY, 06: A team of the Legal Metrology Department Samba headed by Assistant Controller Rajesh Heera conducted intensive checking of various business establishments especially petrol pumps, provisional stores, stationary shops, vegetable/fruit sellers at Bari Brahmana, Samba and Supwal area.
During the inspection, the team booked three provisional stores for violation of various provisions of Legal Metrology Act 2009 and one petrol pump for less delivery of petrol/diesel to the consumers.
The defaulter traders confessed their guilt and pleaded before the Legal Metrology Department for composition of their cases at departmental level. Assistant Controller after assurances from the defaulting traders that they will not repeat any kind of offence under law, compounded the cases and imposed a fine of Rs. 27000 on them.
The department directed all the traders to use only verified Weights and Measures for business transaction and ensure that all the pack commodities sold to the consumers must bear the MRP, PKD, Net Content, complete address and consumer care number.

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