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Date :11/10/2016
Press Release on 10th Nov. 2016
Swachhata Survekshan-2017, Review meeting by Commissioner, JMC

In order to review the progress of Swachhata Survekshan, a survey to be conducted in the month of January, 2017 and also to review the sanitation services, a meeting was convened under the chairmanship of Dr. Manmohan Singh (KAS), Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation today on 10.11.2016. During the course of meeting points relating to Swachhata Survekshan were discussed in detail and progress achieved as per prescribed parameters was discussed. It was impressed upon the sanitation staff to improve sanitation scenario in their respective areas and also monitor that sweeping, collection and transportation of municipal solid waste is carried in the prescribe manner. The Commissioner, JMC stressed for making areas open defecation free and directed the Sanitary Inspectors to issue notices to owners of plots who have constructed jhuggis/temporary structures in their plots without providing the facility of toilets which is a main cause of open defecation. He also directed the sanitation staff to start door to door collection in their respective wards and also collect user charges from the household against proper Govt. receipts. He further emphasized that in order to ensure door to door collection, sanitation material, wheel barrows, dustbins, hand gloves, masks, shoes etc. be procured and provided to sanitation staff. Collection bins be installed wherever required ensuring that there is no open waste collection points. He further directed the sanitation and transport staff to work in coordination to ensure that sweeping, collection and transportation of municipal waste is done at regular intervals. The meeting among others was attended by R.S. Jamwal (KAS), Joint Commissioner (A), Neeraj Gupta (KAS), Chief Accounts Officer, Ranjit Singh (KAS), Secretary, Dr. Anita Salgotra, Health Officer, Talat Mehmood Khan, Chief Transport Officer, AEE (Mechanical), Sanitation Officers, Transport Officers and Sanitary Inspectors.