Div Com For Solid Waste Management Measures In 2 Months


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While stressing for intensification of mobile checking squads, divisional commissioner, Kashmir, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon asked Urban Local Bodies and Municipal Corporation authorities to prepare master plans for all the towns and take appropriate measures pertaining to Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) of solid waste management and bio medical wastes within a time frame of two months.

Samoon was addressing a joint meeting of the officers of Urban Local Bodies department and Srinagar Municipal Corporation on Thursday. Director Urban Local Bodies, Kashmir Shamim Laherwal and Commissioner SMC, Dr G.N. Qasba were present in the meeting.

As per a statement, while urging for strengthening the steps for eradication of polythene use menace, Dr Samoon directed officers to speed up anti polythene drive in every nook and corner of the valley by activating the mobile checking squads and mobilising the public opinion against polythene use. The meeting was informed that 1100 quintals of polythene was seized during last year besides 15 FIRs were also lodged.

Divisional commissioner stressed for curbing dog menace by training dog holders and arranging anti rabies vaccines. He said tenders have been floated for setting up dog kennels at Tengpora and other suitable areas of the city.

The meeting among other matters related to public issues discussed the regulation of food quality Act and proper establishment of slaughter houses in the Srinagar city.

On the occasion, the meeting was informed that Rs. 4.28 crore were expended on Urban transport, development of bus stands, setting up of street lighting system and other vital installation in 45 towns of Kashmir division.


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