SRINAGAR: District Administration Rajouri has approved a plan for construction of 12 Community Sanitary Complexes within municipal limits of Rajouri town at cost of Rs 1.62 Cr and three plants for solid-liquid waste management in sub-urban panchayats.
District Development Commissioner, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary in a meeting of officers approved 12 Community Sanitary Complexes to be constructed at a cost of Rs 13.50 Lakh each for ease of public at various locations. He directed the department for time-bound construction and making the units available for use at an earliest.
The Community Sanitary Complexes will be constructed at District Hospital premises, Jawahar Nagar, District Court Complex, Old Town area, West end of Salani bridge, Alternate bridge circular road, Public Park at Bhella, New Parking for Thanamandi-Darhal area, Kheora, Dhanidhar and Horticulture Mandi near Alpha gate. More units will be taken up by the district administration based on public demand in the town. Similarly, units have also been approved for other municipal areas. It will boost the ongoing drive for sanitation in the district.
Revenue Department headed by Tehsildar Rajouri has earmarked the land for construction of Community Sanitary Complexes which will be executed through Municipal Committee. Addl District Development Commissioner who is also administrator of the Municipal Committee has been deputed as head of an inter-departmental committee to over-see time-bound quality construction of CSCs.
Meanwhile, it was decided to engage consultants for establishment of three Solid-Liquid Waste Management projects in panchayats located in vicinity of town area for catering to the sub-urban population and enabling a long-term planning for waste management and disposal. These units will be constructed during the current financial year. Likewise, more than 200 community sanitary complexes have also been approved for various rural areas to be taken up during current year.
It is pertinent to mention here than more than 75,000 Individual toilet units have been constructed in the district during last 6 months taking the total number to 92,000 covering more than 85% population. The district administration endeavours to achieve 100% coverage in the month of May 2018.