As Kashmir valley reels under curfew, security restrictions and separatists’ protest shutdown for more than three weeks now, the J-K government on Monday decided to open ration depots in rural and urban areas as per the convenience of the people and till late hours even on holidays.
The government also plans to organise special and extra classes to complete the loss of the academic session due to closure of schools for almost a month now.
The state government is contemplating to organise free community kitchens in hospitals for the patients and attendants, who are not able to move out on roads or cover distances to reach their villages and districts.
There were reports of patients and attendants stranded in Valley hospitals due to imposition of curfew.
Advisor to state Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Mubarak Gul, convened a meeting on Monday to take stock of the supply position of the essentials in the Valley. The government claimed there was no shortage of food grains.
"The department concerned is trying its best to reach to the people in a big way," said a government spokesman in a press statement.
The government claimed that 3.20 lakh quintals of rice, 32,440 quintals wheat and 33,800 quintals of sugar are available in the godowns. It said 2.21 lakh quintals of rice, 12,000 quintals wheat and 4,000 quintals sugar were dispatched to various destinations this month.
The government appealed to the people to cooperate with the government in discharging essential services for the benefit of the common people. It has established a control room in the directorate of CAPD department for the facility of people.
Minister for Education and Public Enterprises Peerzada Mohammad Syeed said the academic activities in particular have been adversely affected by ongoing strikes and as such the students may not be able to complete their syllabus in time.
The students were advised in their own interests to attend the school regularly and devote their time for studies so that they are able to complete their syllabus and compete with the others.