Full year insurance cover for horses, ponies for providing services in Amarnath Yatra

Full year insurance cover for horses, ponies for providing services in Amarnath Yatra

SRINAGAR: Increase registration of labourers and ponies to achieve the target before June 14th, directed Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole to officers of Labour and Animal Husbandry Departments in a meeting here.
The Div Com directed officers of the Labour Department to register 16,000 labourers to achieve the target of 35000 labourers to provide services during the yatra period.
Similarly, he also asked the Animal Husbandry Department to register an additional 5000 ponies to provide services for Shri Amarnathji Yatra.
The Div Com also directed Assistant Labour Commissioners and District Animal Husbandry officers to conduct camps in districts to register labourers and Ponies.
Pole instructed Deputy Director Animal Husbandry Department Jammu to register ponies coming from Marwah Wadwan, Dacchan areas and other seven districts of Jammu division.
He directed for identification of feed shops for animals on both routes to Amarnath cave and also stressed for medical checkup of animals before registration.
Meanwhile, the Div Com said full Year Insurance cover of Rs 5 lac shall be provided for Horses and ponies for their services in Amarnathji Yatra.
He directed District Officers to depute staff for assisting the Department in Ganderbal and Anantnag for smooth execution of activities.
Div Com emphasized on officers to ensure that yatries are not overcharged by service providers.
Besides, asked to conduct labour welfare camps at the service station of Amarnath Yatra.
Meanwhile, the Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole today chaired a meeting regarding Disaster Management plan and Traffic Management strategy for Amarnath Yatra besides preparation of concerned departments including NDRF, SDRF, ICCC, Police, Indian Meteorology Department, Heath, line departments and Anantnag & Ganderbal District Administration.
The meeting was attended by DIG Traffic, DC Anantnag, DC Ganderbal, officers of various departments including Tourism, labour, transport, NDRF, SDRF, Health, Police, SASB, SMC, NHIDCL and other line departments.
At the outset, detailed presentations were given by Nodal officer Disaster Management on the vulnerability to Hazards including road accidents, cloud bursts, heavy rain, landslides, earthquake, stampede, fire accidents, cardiac arrests and militant attacks besides response system, evacuation, shelters and common alert protocol.
Also, presentation were given by Director IMD on forecast of weather updates as local climatic condition change frequently and hourly Auto Weather System Data sharing with all the departments involved with conduct of yatra.
DIG Traffic on the occasion said that no vehicle without High Security Registration Plate shall be allowed from 15th of this month. He said all the yatra vehicle shall be checked for HSRP from Lakhimpore where yatries shall be welcomed. He said convoys will be piloted by police.
He suggested establishment of NDRF camp at Ramban to respond any eventuality of road accidents.
The meeting was informed that all the yatries, labourers and animals necessarily have RIFD cards. Besides, CCTV cameras will be installed on both routes to Amarnath cave and at transit stations.
On the occasion, Div Com directed for conducting of table top mock exercises to prepare for Disaster Mitigation besides stressed on contingency plan to tackle any eventuality.