Rajouri, April 06: In an endeavour to reach all inter-district migrant labourers and workers who are stranded in Rajouri due to lockdown imposed in the wake of prevailing circumstances that have emerged due to coronavirus pandemic, the Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Nazir Sheikh on Monday convened a meeting with the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Ward Councilors of MC Rajouri and civil society members of the district.
While speaking in the meeting, the DC said that the civil society members can play an indispensable role during this hour of crisis. He sought their active cooperation in fighting against the deadly virus. He said that the inter-district/inter-state migrant labourers are facing many problems in view of the lockdown and appealed to civil society members to support and facilitate them during this period.
DC asked the ward councillor to submit a list of the needy residing in their wards so that a fast track method of ration distribution could be adopted.
He added that the district administration is working at its full potential so that these labourers and other general public do not face difficulty in everyday life and also essential commodities are being made available without any delay. He said that District Administration is committed to providing all the essential to the destitute, rag pickers and physically and mentally challenged persons in the district.
The DC also appealed to people to stay safe at their homes so that the risk of the COVID-19 pandemic is mitigated.
The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Sher Singh, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Mohd Ashraf, DSEO Bilal Mir, District Panchayat Officer Abdul Khabir, Assistant Director Food Civil Supplies and Consumers Affairs Mukhtar Ahmed Lone, Tehsildar Rajouri, Sheraz Chouhan, Administrator Aquaf Shahdara Sharief, Abdul Qayoom Dar, President MC Rajouri, Arif, Vice President MC Bharat Bushan, Wards Councillors, Khurshid Mir Janum, Subash Chander, President Beopar Mandal, Rajesh Gupta and other prominent citizens of the district.