KL NEWS NETWORK
Placing high priority on improving J&K’s rank on cleanliness indices, Mufti Sayeed Thursday said the Government has shown abundant resolve to replace the unscientific and outdated systems with a technology that can handle segregated and un-segregated solid waste better, without causing harm to environment and ecology.
He called for pressing the accelerator on adopting best practices in tackling the ever-growing problem of solid waste management. “Our state needs a credible breakthrough in waste management by using best-available technology that scientifically disposes of garbage,” said the Chief Minister.
Mufti was speaking while chairing a presentation on solid waste management, made by a Slovenian firm – IME-Insol, which has executed several EU (European Union) projects in Austria, Germany, Croatia and Italy.
Mufti assigned the Commissioner/Secretary, Housing & Urban Development for submitting recommendations within a month’s time so that the best workable model is sifted, which fits within the state’s available budgetary resources. “We need to render better services in solid waste management, which is one of the basic essential services provided to the people to keep our environs clean,” he stressed.
Mufti revealed that initially Srinagar and Jammu and health resorts of Gulmarg, Patnitop and Pahalgam will start using the selected technology in solid waste management. “Once implemented successfully, the models will be replicated in other parts of the state in a phased manner.”