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DC Ganderbal discusses sanitation measures along National highway

GANDERBAL, June 2: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ganderbal, Shyambir today chaired a meeting with the revenue department to discuss the measures taken for cleanliness in the Panchayats falling along the yatra route.

The DC urged the revenue officials to sensitize the people and shopkeepers in their concerned jurisdiction regarding sanitation and avoid littering on roadside. He stressed for lifting heaps of garbage and other debris lying along the National highway on an immediate basis.

The DPO was directed to cooperate with the revenue officials for carrying cleanliness drives along the yatra route.

He directed the Tehsildars to identify the land suitable for collection of waste in consultation with concerned PRIs, thus waste collected could be later lifted for proper disposal.

The DC directed the Tehsildars to take strict action against the shopkeepers and locals who are found littering on the roadside. Shopkeepers should be urged to use dustbins, he added.

He also urged them to carry awareness among the people regarding hazardous consequences of single use plastic and carry frequent massive cleanliness drives involving VLWs, locals and PRIs in all panchayats falling along the Yatra route.

The meeting was attended by ACR Ganderbal, DPO, Tehsildars, Naib Tehsildars and Pathwaris concerned.