Div Com for sustained efforts to make Kashmir polythene free

Officials flag lack of space to dispose seized polythene

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan Saturday called for gearing up the anti-polythene drive in Kashmir so that the entire division becomes polythene free.
The Div Com was chairing a meeting to review the status on the anti-polythene drive, which was attended by SMC Commissioner and DDCs from various districts via video conferencing.
The DDCs gave a detailed briefing on the status of seizures of polythene, awareness campaigns, constitution of anti-polythene committees, declaration of hospitals and government offices as polythene free and other initiatives.
It was revealed that more than 50 quintals of polythene have been seized during the recent drives in the valley. The meeting flagged the issue of lack of a place to dispose of the seized polythene.
The Div Com directed the officials to continue with the progress so that the Kashmir is made free of this menace within the shortest possible time.
Earlier, the Div Com reviewed progress on various developmental works undertaken at Tujjar Sharief. The meeting was attended by Chief Engineer PHE and representatives of various departments.