SRINAGAR, June 17, 2021: With the steep dip in Covid-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities in Jammu and Kashmir are likely to allow Amarnaath yatra this year, however, final decision is yet to be taken.
Officials said that final deliberations are going on and decision is likely to come in next few days.
Pertinently yatra was suspended last year due to Covid-19 and earlier this year registration process was stopped after cases showed steep surge.
Pertinently authorities have allowed Barfani sheva mandal to make arrangements arrangements under certain conditions.
“Permission is hereby granted to your Langar Organization (LO) for setting up a Langar at Baltal from 28.06.2021 to 22.08.2021. Please ensure that the Langar is established at the earmarked location as identified by the Camp Director / General Manager (Works) as per the SASB approved layout plan only, You are required to comply strictly with all the Terms and Conditions (already accepted by you) at all times during the period of Langar Service
You are requested to send us the names, residential addresses, contact numbers, Police Verification Reports, two passport size photographs, and Compulsory Health Certificates (CHC) / Covid-19 Certificates issued by the doctors/ institutes nominated by the State Government, in respect of all the Sevadars to be deployed by your LO by 19th June, 2021 latest, to enable us to timely issue the Photo Identity Cards to each one of them, reads the permission order
You are also requested to convey your travel schedule and reach the above stated location latest by 20.06.2021 and contact the designated Camp Director General Manager (Works) for allotment of site to set up Langar and for any other assistance as may be required.
In case you face any difficulty, you should immediately contact the Board’s Control Room (Telephone no 14464., to ensure better hygienic conditions in the Kitchen / cooking area, the LO shall cover this area with vinyl PVC sheet (2mm thick) and also follow all the necessary guidelines related to covid-19 hygiene precautions while preparing and distributing food.
In view of the recent scenario of Covid-19, all the Langar Organizations are directed to follow all the SOP’s related to reducing the risk of exposure to Covid-19 viz use of Face Masks by all sevadars, maintaining proper isolation distances, proper crowd management and all Covid-19 hygiene precautions while preparing and distributing food shall be strictly followed, order adds.
“All the Langar Organizations are directed not to follow the buffet system and preferably supply food to the Yatris by the medium of packed food,” It further adds. (PTK)