Deadline for Swach Bharat Mission on March 2018
Srinagar, Dec 30: As the deadline for the completion of Swach Bharat Mission in Jammu and Kashmir has been set as March 31, 2018, the government here is yet to construct more than 16 thousand public toilets across the state. The figures are hinting that the state could possibly miss the deadline for the implementation of such a vital project.
The official records are revealing that against the approved 37000 Individual House Hold Toilets, (IHHTs) to be constructed in Jammu and Kashmir, there are around 16 thousand toilets yet to be built.
The records in possession of Kashmir News Service (KNS) inform that the government had earlier set the target of constructing atleast 2078 Public Toilets across the state. However, so far there were only 1271 public toilets constructed in the entire state.
The deadline for making Jammu and Kashmir an open defection free is March 2018.
As there are merely three months left when the deadline for the project will be over, there are questions being raised whether the concerned department would be able to make it by the scheduled time.
It was informed further that as far as the Solid Waste Management (SWM) is concerned, 19 clusters have been formed for the scientific disposal of solid waste, covering all the 78 urban towns and capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar.
However, out of the 19 clusters, DPRs haver been tendered to mere 10 and nine have been left unattended. The land for these clusters for the Solid Waste Management (SWM) is yet to be transferred to the Urban Local Bodies so the purpose and there is no follow u[p action being done in this regard. (KNS)