In this month of October, autumn is in full bloom and the people are busy in the harvesting season. However, the J & K administration is busy preparing for the winter and they have started asking different wings to give their feedback about the winter preparedness.
Recently Lt Governor chaired a high level meeting to review winter preparedness across Jammu and Kashmir so that timely action has been taken.
He directed officers to submit Department-wise action plans as soon as possible so that the government can take timely decisions for better winter preparedness.
He took stock of department-wise initiatives and works to be undertaken by the UT administration for winter preparedness. He directed the concerned officers to make necessary arrangements well in advance and asked for Department-wise action plans.
He asked the Heads of Departments to pass necessary directions to the concerned officials to work in a synchronized manner to achieve the best possible results.
He has set specific timelines for replacement of transformers in urban, rural, and far-flung/remote areas of the UT as 12 hours, 24 hours, and 48 hours respectively.
While enquiring about the buffer stock of transformers to be maintained by the Power Development Department, he directed them for rationalization of transformers across all the districts especially the districts which receive heavy snowfall.