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Date :6/11/2018
Press Release on 10th June 2018
Hon’ble Minister for Housing & Urban Development Deptt. reviewed the sanitation scenario in Jammu City.

Sh. Sat Paul Sharma, Hon’ble Minister for Housing & Urban Development Department reviewed the progress of solid waste management project and other alternate arrangements, taken up by JMC, today in the meeting hall of JMC, with Sh. K.B. Aggarwal (IAS), Financial Commissioner, Housing & Urban Development Department, Sh. Ramesh Kumar (IAS), Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation and other Officers of JMC. The issues relating to disposal of solid waste in Jammu City were discussed in threadbare. The Commissioner, JMC briefed the Hon’ble Minister, H&UDD about the arrangements/facilities with the Jammu Municipal Corporation for collection, transportation and management of the solid waste produced in the Jammu City, including the progress of the SWM plant to be constructed by JMC at Kot Bhalwal. The Hon’ble High Court, J&K have also directed the Housing & Urban Development Department to make arrangements for solid waste management at an earliest. The Hon’ble Minister, H&UDD desired that we must also explore the possibility of solid waste management at the ward level or atleast for 3-4 wards together as a pilot project, till the time the main Solid Waste Management Project is commissioned at Kot Bhalwal. In this regard, it was informed that in Ward No. 36, domestic waste segregated at source is already being collected by a trust successfully. This model can be replicated in other wards/areas in the Jammu City on the trial basis immediately. He directed the Commissioner, JMC to start the work at the micro level by de-centralizing the collection and management of the waste at the ward level in next 18-20 days. The requirement of land/sites, machinery, transport, manpower and other infrastructure to be worked in next one week. In addition to this, JMC was also directed to start working on beautification of rotaries and directions were also issued to install High Mast Lights (Energy Efficient) besides installation of new street lights in the dark spot areas of the city. The Hon’ble Minister, H&UDD also announced Rs. 15.00 lacs for each ward of JMC for development/beautification. The Commissioner, JMC shall identify the works to be taken up in each ward in consultation with the concerned Legislatures and prepare estimates. Later the Hon’ble Minister, H&UDD visited the flyover site at Bikram Chowk where JMC has started painting of the pillars and walls on different themes for propagation of Dogra Heritage and Culture, besides the beautification of the city. The others who attended the meeting were Sh. Rajesh Kumar Savan, Vice Chairman, JDA Sh. Rishpal Singh (KAS), Joint Commissioner (A), Sh. Hari Dutt, Joint Director (P&S), Sh. Neeraj Gupta (KAS), Chief Accounts Officer, Dr. Saleem Khan, Health Officer, Dr. Zaffar Iqbal, MVO, Sh. Tariq Raina, Chief Transport Officer etc.