Joint efforts needed for protecting environment: Minister

Minister of State for Health and Medical Education, Social Welfare and Housing & Urban Development, Asiea Naqash, today said that joint efforts are required to protect the environment.

The Minister was addressing a gathering at a day-long workshop on sanitation and solid waste management organized by the Municipal Council, Anantnag, at Dak Banglow Khanabal here today.

Asiea urgrd the concerned authorities in particular and people in general to work in unison for preservation of water bodies in the district.

 She said that a pilot project is in the offing at Uranhall for which 21 kanals of land have already been identified for waste management in twin towns of Anantnag  and Bejihehara. She said that an amount of Rs.20 crore have already been sanctioned for the project. 

The Minister also visited the Rehmat-ul-Alam Hospital in Anantnag and directed the hospital staff to maintain cleanliness in the premises.

District Development Commissioner, Anantnag, Dr. Syed Abid Rashid Shah, Director Urban Local Bodies, Reyaz Ahmad Wani, ADDC Anantnag also attended the workshop.

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