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  • We have been talking loud of ‘Swachta’, but see the pictures…


JAMMU: Inefficiency of Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) to maintain cleanness, hygiene and garbage free locality besides laxity on part of National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited (NBCC) to repair the streets they damaged and uprooted have been causing immense hardships to the residents and school going children of Narayana Mohalla of Kachi Chawani area.

JMC have failed to install the garbage collections containers or dustbins and depute a regular sweeper in the locality especially Govt Quarters which is causing spreading of garbage.

On the other hand NBCC have been delaying the repair work of the street they have damaged and uprooted about a month ago for laying of sewerage pipes. 

Adding more to it JMC has failed to pass on strict instructions to the residents who have pet Dogs and spread their waste on streets by guarding these pets while taking them out for urination and making them attend Nature's call (defecate). 

JMC should come up with clear instructions for those people who tame Dogs as pet animal not to use streets, paths, and parks for making their Dogs urinated and defecate.

It can be seen that this particular locality of the area has been turned into a garbage dumping area which is threatening spread of infectious diseases.

Failure of NBCC to repair the street they have damaged and uprooted is causing problems for the residents.

Relevant to mention here that NBCC was laying of sewerage pipes so the household wastes ultimately reach Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP) in Bhagwati Nagar.

On contacting General Manager NBCC Kashmira Singh told JK Monitor that the concerned official will be instructed immediately to visit the area so the repair work done at the earliest. He further added that at least streets are cleared of dumped material so the residents do not face hardships.

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SRINAGAR: Nearly 40 thousand tree saplings have so far been planted in institutions and individual households under the ambitious Green Srinagar Initiative which was launched on March 15 here. Giving details the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, said of nearly 40 thousand tree saplings of different varieties over 20 thousand saplings have been planted in 100 schools, over 12 thousand in different departments, about 1500 in different police stations, over a 1000 provided to different NGOs and about 3500 planted in individual households across Srinagar.

Dr. Shahid who is also the CEO of the Srinagar Smart City Limited which runs this initiative and oversees its implementation said the full target of planting 50 thousand tree saplings during the first phase of the project is expected to be achieved by the targeted date of first week of April. The Green Srinagar initiative aims to make Srinagar green in the truest sense involving meaningful and smart plantation while bringing all plantation activities in the district under a single organized platform directing and managing them.

It also aims to gather and keep track of data of saplings planted in the district in order to ensure their post-plantation maintenance to get the desired results. The project undertakes to plant 50 thousand Chinar saplings in addition to some 1.50 lac other tree saplings in schools and institutional areas and along avenues across the district during the first year. Plants exposed to public or vehicular movements are also being tree-guarded under the project.

Saplings have been made available at seven distribution centres set up at different locations one each in all seven zones of the district. Each distribution centre has been equipped with six workers and a dedicated vehicle for processing orders for saplings and undertaking plantation activities in areas falling within their respective zones.

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan had flagged off a fleet of 10 dedicated green vehicles as part of the project launch on March 15. Dr Shahid said besides the Green Srinagar mobile application the general public can call at phone numbers 7780819894, 6005830787 and 7006166039 to place their requests for plantation adding that order requests can also be emailed at ">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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  • Tourism department failed to maintain, should handover to private parties: Locals

GARBAGEKUPWARA: A Public Park, constructed by Tourism Department in the heart of town here has been turned into a Garbage dumping site with people alleging that the concerned department was watching all that as mute spectator.  Constructed in 2010 with a cost of around Rs 25 lakh by Lolab-Bungus-Drungyari Tourism Development Authority (LBDTDA), the  park, according to locals, is continuously being damaged by some miscreants who vandalize prized Deodar furniture of its huts, costly  hoarding on its gate, iron railings ,benches and dump garbage to convert it into a garbage dumping site.
Social Activist Adv. Umar Farooq told our Special correspondent Wasim Majnoon Mir, that he sometimes was regular visitor to this old park that families will always prefer to spend time with their loved ones after their hectic workload in such parks but the negligence of local authorities stopped families to entertain with their children as well as loved ones. He however appeal the local administration to maintain and manage the park properly for the sake of families.
"The Video with us showed pedestrians urinating on a wall ,however one of the Pedestrian defended himself, saying there was no urinal for long distances, he said his intention was not wrong when he wanted to relieve himself, toilet was available in this Public Park but right now this toilet is used for shopkeepers store room, he added." “It is unfortunate that being Kupwara a district headquarter, officials have not paid attention to maintain the park, a group of students told our correspondent." "They said if Tourism Department was unable to maintain it, they should hand over the park to private parties who can take care of it and also add more facilities there."

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