People across District hails efforts of Administration
Kupwara, April 18: District Administration, Kupwara headed by Deputy Commissioner, Anshul Garg has taken multi-pronged steps to contain spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the district. The lockdown which was started from March 22 is strictly implemented across the district and till date 85 FIRs have been lodged against those who violated prohibitory orders. Various shops were also sealed in different areas. The people were made aware about the advisories issued by Government from time to time, besides precautionary measures and social distancing. The awareness was done through different mediums of communication including announcement on Loud speakers in rural as well as urban areas of the district by concerned departments in coordination with Information Department Kupwara. On the other hand, District Administration took all possible efforts to facilitate the people in general and the needy in particular. PDS Ration has been distributed in advance to all households for April and May. Besides, 90,000 home deliveries of grociries, LPG and medicines have been completed till date. As many as 1571 migrant labourers from other states stranded in the district are being facilitated at 31 locations with dry ration and other essential commodities from designated Nodal Officer. 75000 cotton based reusable masks have been produced locally through Self Help Groups and Skill Development Centres and distributed among the public. The total population of 38870 souls living in 7 Red Zones are being provided ration and groceries for every Saturday and Sunday, LPG on every Wednesday and Mobile ATM facility every day. Whileas, fumigation is being done on daily basis. Masks have been provided to all inhabitants in these Red Zones. To facilitate the frontline warriors including doctors and nurses, District Administration provided proper accommodation to medical staff for which 7 Guest Houses and 2 Hotels have been put at the disposal of Chief Medical Officer. All the efforts initiated by the District Administration are being complimented by different walks of the people. Social Activist and Sarpanch, Haril Langate Rayees Ahmad Mir has thanked Deputy Commissioner for his gesture towards the frontline warriors. Likewise, Mawer Block residents have thanked District Administration for ensuring essential supplies in the area. They have also thanked Administration for making people aware about the precautions to be taken to prevent the COVID-19.