SRINAGAR, Feb 7: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Thursday decried the incumbent governor administration for its sloppy response to the exigencies arising after recent snowfall in the valley.
Dr Farooq who represents the Srinagar parliamentary constituency said, “The incumbent governor administration has miserably failed to give a coordinated and effective response to the vagaries of weather this winter. People are facing problems due to non clearance of snow from roads. The arterials and other interior roads are yet to be cleared of snow.”
Dr. Farooq said that sluggishness and ineptitude that has crept in the state administration is taking its toll on day to day lives of people. “I have been receiving complaints that many farmers who have suffered huge losses to their crops due to the vagaries of weather during the ongoing winter season haven’t been compensated,” he said adding, “Given the fact that meteorological department had issued beforehand weather warning, the incumbent governor administration and divisional administration in particular has failed to come up with an effective operational response to the incessant snowfall.”
Dr. Farooq said that the tall claims of the incumbent administration are deflated by the passive power shut down, blockages of roads and sever inundation problems across the valley. “I urge the incumbent administration to swiftly mitigate the problems faced by people in wake of the recent snowfall,” he said adding that the administration is duty bound to ensure effective and basic amenities to people.
Dr Farooq said that the recent snowfall has aggravated the power crisis in rural as well as urban areas. “People have been left to fend for themselves. There is no accountability on ground and the laid-back attitude of the incumbent administration is pushing the already aggravated people to wall,” he said.