BUDGAM, JULY 26, 2020: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Budgam, Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza today convened a meeting of concerned officers and traders union to review arrangements for the upcoming festive occasion of Eid-ul-Adha.

The DC urged upon traders union to cooperate with District administration and follow all necessary SOPs and guidelines related to COVID-19 pandemic in letter and spirit to prevent further spread of COVID-19 during relaxation in lockdown, to allow opening of markets for 3 days in wake of upcoming Eid ul Adha.

The meeting was informed that on the eve of Eid, the Animal Husbandry Department would set up sale outlets for sale of 1.3 lac poultry chicken at Tehsil Headquarters of Chadoora, Charar-e-Sharief, Budgam, Beerwah and Khan Sahib.

The meeting was further informed that special sale markets have been established at Budgam, Beerwah, Chadoora, Charrisharrief, Khansahib, and all other prominent towns, where 22242 sacrificial animals will be put on sale.

A.D, FCS&CA apprised the meeting that 96 percent of Ration for the month of July has already been distributed and remaining shall be distributed within the next two days.

The DC directed the Municipal authorities to ensure proper fumigation, sanitation and cleanliness at all the places amid COVID-19 pandemic.

He said that strict orders have been placed that no one should be allowed to violate SOPs related to COVID-19 because of anticipated consumer rush in the markets, and anyone found in such involvement will be dealt strictly under law.

During the meeting, the DC urged upon sectoral officers of PHE & PDD to ensure uninterrupted supply of water and electricity barring curtailment schedule to the district.