CS for meeting original mission target of 60,000 IHHTs

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JAMMU: Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam on Monday chaired the 6th State Level Apex Committee meeting of the flagship Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban).
Financial Commissioner, H&UDD, Principal Secretary, Finance Department, Principal Secretary, Planning Development & Monitoring Department, Secretary, Rural development Department, Commissioner, JMC/SMC, Director, Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) Jammu/Kashmir, Director (Planning), H&UDD and other officers were present.
The Apex Committee reviewed the implementation of the programme and the component wise progress achieved by the implementing agencies viz JMC, SMC, DULB-J and DULB-K.
It was informed that about 34000 Individual Household Toilets (IHHTs) and 800 Community Toilets/Public Toilets (CTs) have been constructed under the programme till date. Nearly, 3000 IHHTs and 1350 CTs are under construction at the moment.
Chief Secretary issued explicit directions to the implementing agencies to complete the original mission target of constructing 60,000 IHHTs, which was based on the demand received earlier across 80 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) of the State.
“You have completed nearly 37,000 IHHTs, now focus on the remaining 23,000 and allocate these rationally across the ULBs and let these be beneficiary led” Chief Secretary directed the implementing agencies. He also called for involving the newly elected ULBs to ensure effective ward wise implementation and monitoring of the programme.
The Apex Committee also reviewed the status of the Solid Waste Management (SWM) Component of the SBM (U).
After detailed deliberations on the establishment of Integrated SWM facilities, the Apex Committee asked the Department to come up with viable model for construction of these facilities and place the same before the Committee in its next meeting on 5th December, 2018.