SRINAGAR: With not let up in the situation and fresh killings and casualties being reported every day, the deputy chief minister Dr. Nirmal Singh has asked the civic bodies to focus on cleanliness and Swachh Bharat Mission!
Deputy Chief Minister on Monday directed the Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation to undertake necessary sanitation measures especially in view of the prevailing situation. He said that “people should be actively involved in the execution and implementation of various programs especially the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) as the program has tremendous scope of ensuring the overall cleanliness of the city. He also asked for undertaking a massive campaign for educating the people about the benefits of this programme.” The Commissioner SMC gave a brief overview of the steps undertaken for the timely disposal of garbage and sanitation measures besides checking the unauthorized and illegal structures in view of the prevailing situation. Meanwhile the deputy chief minister also asked the VC LAWDA to ensure that the process of deweeding of Dal Lake is speeded up and asked for exploring the possibility of involving local youth in ensuring restoration and checking the encroachments of the world famous water body.
The Director Urban Local Bodies gave an overview of the measures undertaken for ensuring the cleanliness and sanitation undertaken by various municipal committees and councils especially in view of the prevailing situation. He said that majority of these committees are fully functional and work on various developmental initiatives is also underway.
Nirmal Singh also directed the officers to ensure early completion of various developmental projects being under taken in the Housing & Urban development sector so that people get the requisite modern housing facilities and the state comes up as one of the model states of the country.