BANDIPORA, NOV 11: To review preparedness of various Departments to ensure availability of basic amenities and essential services to people during winter months, Deputy Commissioner, Sajad Hussain chaired a meeting of concerned officers here today. Various issues like power supply, drinking water, ration, medicines and other essential commodities besides snow clearance and water logging were discussed threadbare during the meeting. The meeting was informed that Mechanical Engineering Department has kept 13 snow clearance machines including 6 high power machines available for border sub-division Gurez, while as R&B Department, Municipal Committee and BEACON will extend their cooperation in road clearance operations in areas under their jurisdiction. The Deputy Commissioner on the occasion directed the officers to ensure that there is no dearth of essential commodities in severe winter conditions so that people do not face any inconvenience. He said that buffer stock of food grains, LPG cylinders should be ensured besides adequate supply of power as per the curtailment schedule should be implemented in letter and spirit. Among others, Chief Planning Officer Bandipora was also present in the meeting.