Punjab

Forest division Pathankot making dedicated efforts to mitigate situation arising due to COVID-19

Punjab Tribune Bureau | April 05, 2020 04:48 PM

Two volunteers each in villages of block Dhar Kalan facilitating home delivery of essentials 

Free ration being distributed by forest dept officials in vans with assitance from social service associations to needy

Self help groups and village forset committee to provide 10,000 masks at reasonable cost to district admin

 

CHANDIGARH: Forest Division Pathankot is making special efforts to ease the situation arising after the Covid19 outbreak. Forest officials, adhering to social distancing protocols, are providing essential services to people, on one hand, they are also in collaboration with social welfare organizations are also contributing towards serving humanity. 

 

After the Covid19 breakout, Divisional Forest Officer Pathankot Dr. Sanjiv Kumar Tewari, had himself requested the DC to give him the responsibility of Dhar Kalan block as nodal officer. After getting the responsibility, Tewari prepared a model to ensure supply of essential items at doorstep of people which included supply of milk, medicines and vegetables. He also identified two volunteers from each village to assist in this project, who are following all health norms while delivering basics at doorstep. Seeing good results, Tewari has apprised the DC to implement this across the district. 

 

 

Various social welfare organizations have come forward in facilitating task of supplying free ration to needy persons. Vans of forest department and help of officials is being utilized for this purpose. 

  

 

Forest division Pathankot with help of self help group and village forest committee has also prepared cloth masks which would be made available to district administration at very low cost. An order for 10,000 masks has been places which would be provided to the district administration. 

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