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Cattle fair cancelled due to lumpy virus, take care of farmers hit by sudden rains and floods - Yogi

LUCKNOW, Oct 17 (The CONNECT) –Directed the officials to deal with miscreants with an iron hand and ensure peaceful celebrations of the current festive season, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered the cancellation of the traditional cattle fairs owing to the lumpy virus.

Reviewing the preparedness of the State administrative machinery on Sunday, Yogi issued a long list of guidelines to ensure a smooth celebration of the upcoming Diwali and Chhath Puja festivals, speedup relief works amid heavy rains and making health facilities accessible to the general public.

“After about two and a half years, people will be excited to celebrate festivals this year,” Yogi said and pointed out that this time is sensitive from the point of view of law and order. “So, we have to be vigilant,” he asserted.

The guidelines issued by the CM are:

In the coming days, festivals like Diwali, Govardhan Puja, Bhai-Dooj, Devotthan Ekadashi, Ayodhya Deepotsav, Varanasi Dev Deepawali and Chhath Mahaparv will be celebrated. Apart from this, fairs like Dadri Fair of Ballia, Panchkosi in Ayodhya, 84 Kosi Parikrama, Kartik Purnima Snan in Prayagraj, Garhmukteshwar Fair of Hapur etc. will also be organized in this period.

Keeping in view the local needs, all necessary efforts should be made for every festival to be held in peace and harmony. Deal strictly with mischievous and rowdy elements following the policy of zero tolerance. Also deal strictly with anti-social elements trying to spoil social harmony and peace.

There is also a tradition of setting up the idol of Goddess Lakshmi on the occasion of Deepawali. Give respect to religious tradition/faith. Make people aware about the use of ponds instead of rivers for ‘visarjan’.

Make sure that the firecracker shops/warehouses are away from the population. Where firecrackers are bought/sold, adequate arrangements for fire tenders should be made. Police force should remain active. Fireworks shops should be in open places. Licences/NOCs should be issued in time. From the point of view of the environment and health of all of us, the purchase and sale of highly sensitive firecrackers should not be encouraged.

Senior officers posted at police stations, circle, district, range, zone, divisional  level should communicate with eminent people of the society in their respective areas. Positive messages should be propagated among the people. Take the cooperation of the media, so that the atmosphere of peace and harmony remains.

A small incident can take the form of a big dispute due to negligence. In this case, extra vigilance is necessary. Prompt action and communication are helpful in handling untoward incidents. Senior officers like District Magistrate/Superintendent of Police must reach the spot without delay on the information of any such incident. Senior officials must take a lead in sensitive matters.

Festivals are occasions of happiness and every person is in gaiety. Mischievous elements may try to provoke people of other communities unnecessarily. Keep an eye on such cases. Prepare a traffic plan according to the needs of each city. Ensure that market visitors do not get stuck in traffic jams. Additional police forces should be deployed in sensitive areas. Every day in the evening the police force must do foot patrolling. -PRV 112 - Police Response Vehicles available by dialling 122 - must remain active.

Traditional cattle fair is also organized during Dadri Mela in Ballia. This year there is a situation of Lumpy virus infection in milch animals. In such a situation, it would be appropriate to postpone the cattle fair at this time. Timely information should be given to the livestock owners in this regard. Along with postponing the cattle fair, people should also be made aware about the prevention of lumpy virus.

Whether it is a rural or urban area, uninterrupted power supply should be provided during the festivals. There should not be any complaint of unnecessary power cuts from anywhere. It should be reviewed regularly.

Due to the untimely heavy rains in the past, a population of about 15 lakhs has been affected in 15 districts. This is the time for sympathy and cooperation. I myself have visited such areas, interacted with the affected people. There should be no delay in relief work in the flood affected areas. Relief operations should be intensified by posting nodal officers for every village. All necessary help should be provided to the affected families immediately. Distribute ready meals and dry rations. Where there is waterlogging, the animals should be shifted to a safer place elsewhere. There should be adequate arrangements for animal fodder at these sites. There should be no shortage of anti snake venom. Information about the flood affected areas should be given to the Group of Ministers going for the Divisional tour.

Keep flood posts active in flood affected areas. NDRF, SDRF/PAC and disaster management teams should be in active mode 24×7. Assistance should be taken from the volunteers of ‘Aapda Prabandhan Mitra,’ Civil Defense as per the requirement. The District Magistrate should make adequate arrangements for boats, relief material etc.

Due to floods or waterlogging, there is a possibility of spread of viral diseases including dengue, cholera, diarrhoea, malaria. In such a situation, we have to be alert and make necessary arrangements in time. Arrangements have been made in all hospitals for the treatment of unwell people. Continuous monitoring of the health of every patient should be done by improving surveillance.

Prepare a report on the availability of doctors and medicines available by conducting a survey of every CHC/PHC in the state. Posting of a doctor should be done immediately wherever required. Health ATMs and teleconsultation in rural areas need to be encouraged further.

With continuous efforts, better health facilities are available in every district of the state. Meanwhile, there is a tendency to refer emergency cases from some districts to Lucknow. This is not right. Ensure that no medical emergency case is referred except in unavoidable circumstances. Prepare the details of the patients coming to the emergency in every medical college.

Comprehensive sanitation, sanitization and fogging work should be done on a mission mode in rural and urban areas. If additional manpower is required, make arrangements in time. The cleanliness work should be reviewed regularly at the government level.

Crops have been damaged first, due to lesser rain and then due to excessive rainfall, . The state government is committed to safeguarding the interests of every farmer. The report should be prepared after completing the survey  of damage caused to the crops as soon as possible so that the relief amount can be given to the affected farmers on time. While deciding the action plan regarding relief, the interest of the sharecroppers should also be kept in mind.

Along with the construction of the road, its maintenance should also be taken care of. It is also necessary to repair the roads from time to time. All the departments related to road construction including PWD, Urban Development, Irrigation, Housing and Urban Planning, Rural Development, Rural Engineering, Sugarcane Development Department, Industrial Development Department should intensify the state-wide potholes free road campaign.

In this joyful atmosphere of festivals, a large number of people go to their native places. In such a situation, the number of buses on the rural route should be increased by the Transport Department. Buses in poor condition should not be allowed on roads.

All the Divisional Commissioners, District Magistrates, Additional Director General of Police (regional), All Commissioners of Police (Kanpur, Gautam Budh Nagar, Varanasi Lucknow), Inspector General of Police (regional), Deputy Inspector General of Police (Zone), Chief Medical Officer, District Panchayati Raj Officer, Municipal commissioners, executive officers of municipalities, superintendents posted at district level, engineers, executive engineers (electrical) among others remained present in the meeting.

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