DDC reviews arrangements for Pahalgam Winter Festival 2018
ANANTNAG, FEBRUARY 09: District Development Commissioner Anantnag, Mohammad Younis Malik today convened a meeting to review the arrangements for Pahalgam Winter Festival-2018 being held on February 17 and 18.
The meeting was attended by CEO PDA, SDM, Exens of R&B, PDD, PHE, Deputy Director Fisheries, Chief Horticulture Officer, Block Development officer Khoverpora, Anantnag and Bijbehara, Assistant Directors Tourism, Handicrafts, Handlooms, Fire & Emergency Services, Executive officers of Municipal Council Anantnag, Municipal Committees of Bijbehara, Mattan, Aishmuqam and Pahalgam, Range officer Forest Department, SDAO Pahalgam, BMO Mattan and other concerned.
The CEO Pahalgam Development Authority apprised the DDC about the arrangements put in place for holding the 2-day Winter Festival. It was said that seven venues have been identified where different activities will be held. The departments of Tourism, Agriculture, Horticulture, Floriculture, Handicrafts, and Handlooms will establish their stalls for the visitors. Cultural programmes will be also organized on these days.
On the occasion, the DDC directed all the concerned officers to make foolproof arrangements with regard to the successful celebration of the festival. He directed the PHE Department to ensure adequate water supply to the hutment areas and also for keeping waters tankers at the venues. PDD authorities were asked to ensure uninterrupted power supply and keeping DG sets available. He also directed the concerned Departments for proper sanitation from Bijbehara en-route Pahalgam and deploying fire tenders as well.
The Health Department was directed to establish medical aid camps at the venue. The Departments of Agriculture, Horticulture, Handloom, Handicrafts were directed to set up their stalls to display Mushki Budji and Honey, Kashmiri Shawls, Gabbas and other handicraft material .
The DDC also directed CEO PD to coordinate with the local hoteliers, dhaba wallas and other persons related to different tourism-related activities to decorate the venue sites.