Stating that improvement in sanitation at various tourist spots in the state is prime focus for the government, Coordinator, Chief Minister’s Grievance Cell and brother of chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, Tassaduq Hussain Mufti Sunday urged the officials to maintain utmost levels of sanitation in the Yatra base camps.
Tassaduq visited Yatra base camps at Nunwan and Chandanwari in Pahalgam to review the sanitation arrangements made at these camps.
During the visit, Tassaduq was accompanied by Chief Executive Officer Pahalgam Development Authority, Executive Officer Municipal Committee Pahalgam, Deputy General Manager of SASB, Camp directors of Yatra base camps and officers of other departments.
The officials briefed him about the initiatives taken by them for ensuring proper sanitation at Pahalgam particularly at Yatra base camps.
He was informed that for sanitation at Yatra base camps, Shrine Board has setup STPs and segregation of waste at Nunwan and Chandanwari is also being done.
The team led by Tassaduq also took samples of discharge of STP’s.
On the occasion, Tassaduq said that sanitation is foremost for everyone’s health and no laxity should be allowed in this regard. He also interacted with Amarnath pilgrims and reviewed various facilities made available to them by the government.
He also visited government hospital Pahalgam and expressed displeasure over the over lack of proper sanitation in few wards of the hospital. He directed health department to ensure proper sanitation in and around the hospital.