JAMMU: Jammu Municipal Corporation organized awareness cum cleanliness drive at Durga Nagar, Bantalab Ward No. 64 under Swachhta Hi Sewa campaign in association with Durga Nagar welfare committee (RWA). The awareness campaign was held at Durga Mandir, Durga Nagar in which about 200 to 300 people of that locality participated. First of all the members of RWA welcomed Sh. Arvind Kotwal, Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation as well as other officers of JMC who accompanied him.
Live Demonstration of source segregation of organic and inorganic waste was given by the Municipal Officers. The awareness was given to the gathering to put organic waste in the green dustbins and inorganic in blue dustbins. Besides this, procedure to convert the organic waste into compost was also demonstrated. It was also put into the knowledge of gathering that inorganic waste can be sold to the Kawariwalas so that it could be recycled. The Commissioner, JMC also requested the General Public to not use Polythene Bags for day to day activities because it is a health hazard.
The RWA appreciated the municipal officers for their valuable information regarding this. The association also assured that they will follow the procedure in practical so that the waste generated is minimized. They also assured that they will not use the polythene in future. After the awareness programme a cleanliness drive in the adjoining areas was launched by the officers of JMC, members of RWA and scavenging staff of Municipal Corporation Jammu.
The Plogging was also done by the officers of JMC and the members of RWA. The other officers present during this programme were Sunaina Sharma, Secretary, JMC, Sh. Prem Singh Chib, Asstt. Commissioner Revenue, JMC, Dr. Saleem Khan, Health Officer, JMC, Dr. Zaffer Iqbal, Municipal Veterinary Officer, JMC, AEE Transport, AEE Mechanical, Sanitation Officers and other staff of JMC. The RWA office bearers present during the programme were Sh. Roshan Lal Raina, President, Sh. M. L. Pandita, Vice President, Sh. Behari Lal, General Secretary, Sh. Makhan Lal, Satish Ji and others.