SHOPIAN, MAY 15: Several delegations from various areas of Shopian on Saturday met Minister for Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Mohammad Ashraf Mir on his visit to the district and apprised him of various issues being faced by them.

The delegations from Awnura, Kanjur, Wachi, Palporawachi, Kapran, Madpora and other areas of the district met the Minister and highlighted their concerns about the issues like the dilapidated condition of roads, need for improvement of HT/LT wires and shortage of some basic amenities like kerosene, flour and rice. They sought the intervention of the Minister in redressal of their grievances.

Mir, who is also chairman District Development Board, Shopian, gave the deputations a patient hearing and assured them of early redressal of their genuine demands.

 He gave on the spot directions to FCS&CA officials to assure that no shortage of essential commodities is faced by the people and also asked them to ensure rate list of essentials is displayed at every ration depot throughout the province.

He directed the officials to ensure the redressal of public demands in a time-bound manner.