Governor takes stock of J

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Srinagar, Aug 18 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra, today held a meeting with his three advisors and top-ranking officers to take stock of the law and order situation in the State.

The Governor, who has been personally monitoring the free and timely supplies of essential commodities and fruit on the National highway, reiterated that the importance of ensuring uninterrupted flow of supplies -- rations, medicines, petroleum products and other essential commodities -- to consumers particularly in rural and far off areas.

The meeting was informed that the stock position of various essential commodities was satisfactory and speedily improving, as the inflow of supplies was continuing from neighbouring areas to the state round-the-clock basis.

About the availability of medicines, it was stated that while most of the drugs were presently available there were certain deficiencies which were being met on immediate basis.

The SKIMS has ordered supplies for three months and most of them have arrived, the suppliers are asked to airlift the balance quantity.

In the past two days, 1037 trucks carrying various commodities including 707 trucks of fruit and 44 trucks of vegetables crossed Lower Munda for markets in the plains while 904 trucks arrived in the Valley carrying 215 truckloads of rice, 104 of livestock and 238 of petroleum products like diesel, petrol, LPG and K Oil.

The district development commissioners have been asked to daily monitor the situation and ensure the availability of rations and other items from the public distribution outlets across the Valley.

Under the Governor's directions, the Chief Secretary is reviewing the supply position of all the essentials items on daily basis.

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