KULGAM, JAN 06: Member Legislative Assembly from Kulgam, Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami today took a detailed review of progress registered under Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) in the constituency.
The meeting was attended by the DDC Kulgam, Talat Parvez, Director Rural Sanitation Kashmir, Nazir Ahmad, ACD, DPO, all BDOs and other concerned.
It was said that as many as 53000 households were identified in the baseline survey of 2012 for providing free toilets. Out of these, 23000 families have been covered, so far, and remaining 30000 families would be covered by October 2018.
Taking a detailed review of the implementation of SBM, Tarigami directed the RDD authorities to come up with a concrete action plan within ten days so that the deserving left out cases be prioritized under this mission.
While expressing his dismay over the slow progress of the Mission implementation in the constituency, the MLA directed the RDD gear up and works with missionary zeal to declare Kulgam as open defecation free (ODF) by October 2018.
Speaking on the occasion, the DDC Kulgam said all available resources would be utilized for effective implementation of SBM in the district. He assured the MLA that a monthly based review regarding SBM would be taken to monitor the performance of RDD.
The meeting decided to declare Pombay and Quimoh blocks to be open defecation free by January 22, besides, MGNREGA funds shall be utilized for constructing toilets on war footing.
Meanwhile, Director Rural Sanitation said that the department has enough funds to meet the demands of every district to be declared open defecation free by October 2018.