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Date :8/6/2016
Press Release on 6th Aug. 2016
Swachh Survekshan Kick-Off workshop

As per instructions of Ministry of Urban Development Govt. of India and under the able guidance of Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation Dr. Manmohan Singh, (KAS), a workshop on Swachh Survekshan 2017 was organized by Jammu Municipal Corporation which was held at NIC centre District Headquarter Jammu. The workshop was attended by Additional Dy. Commissioner Jammu Sh. Arun Manhas, Joint Commissioner (A) JMC Sh. R.S. Jamwal, Chief Accounts Officer Sh. Neeraj Gupta, Joint Commissioner (W) Kaushal Kumar, Assistant Commissioner (R) Smt. Subha Mehta, Health Officer Dr. Mohd. Saleem Khan, Executive Engineers, and other officers and officials of JMC. At the outset Chief Accounts Officer JMC welcomed the officers and other participants. The kick off national workshop was conducted from New Delhi and was attended by 500 cities, spread across 363 districts through a video conference. The Views of Sh. Venkiah Naidu Hon’ble Minister for Urban Development Department, Govt. of India was listened patiently by all the participants through National Broad Cast, Media Centre New Delhi from 11:00 AM onwards through Video Conference. After the video conference the parameters of ranking system of the survekshan 2017 was also discussed and the measures to improve the ranking system of Jammu city under Swachh Bharat Mission was discussed. Dr. V. K. Dogra Assistant Professor Department of Architecture and landscape design Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University was present as resource person for the workshop. He also delivered a very informative guest lecture on solid waste management in urban areas for upgrading the skills of sanitation staff. The future strategy for management of solid waste of Jammu City and other factors like door to door collection of garbage, segregation and other related matters was also discussed in length. Health Officer JMC also briefed regarding present scenario of sanitation within the limits of Jammu Municipal Corporation and also discussed the new initiatives to be taken in the near future. Informatics officer JMC, Mr. Ankush Kapoor highlighted the learning module and explained the usage of new mobile apps launched by Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India for Swachh Survekshan 2017 to the Sanitation/Engineering staff of JMC.