JMC and SMC clear 9230 MT and 6585 MT Garbage: Govt



Following the directions of Governor N N Vohra regarding the effective enforcement of sanitation management in urban areas, the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) and Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), as per the progress reports submitted by them, have cleared 9230 MT and 6585 MT of garbage, respectively during 1st -26th March, 2016, an official spokesperson said late Saturday evening.

It may be recalled that in a meeting held on 21st March 2016, with B R Sharma, Chief Secretary and B B Vyas, Financial Commissioner (Planning & Development Department) the Governor had reviewed issues relating to sanitation and solid waste management in the municipal areas.

“During this meeting the Governor had expressed serious concern over the in adequate sanitation management in key urban locations and had directed wide ranging actions to be taken to systematically implement the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan across the State,” the spokesperson said.

The Governor had directed Vyas, Financial Commissioner, to issue immediate instructions to the two Divisional Commissioners and all Deputy Commissioners in the State to ensure sanitation and cleanliness in all offices and public places in the towns and cities.

He had also directed that the Commissioners of the two Municipal Corporations and Administrators of all the Municipalities should be tasked to ensure daily collection and removal of garbage and be sure that there are no muck heaps lying anywhere along the roads.

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