‘Kashmir division on track to become ODF’
SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review the progress of Swacch Bharat Mission (SBM) in Kashmir division.
The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Deputy Director Planning, officials from SMC and other departments. The Deputy Commissioners of all the Valley districts participated through the Video Conferencing.
All the DCs presented the latest situation with regards to achieving goals under SBM. It was revealed that districts like Srinagar, Pulwama, Kupwara, Anantnag, Shopian, Kargil and Leh are already Open Defecation Free (ODF) besides other districts have achieved more than 90% target and their geo-tagging work is at an advanced stage.
The Div Com expressed his satisfaction over the progress and said that Kashmir division is on track to become ODF well in time.
He said that focus should be on sustaining the pace of progress and ensuring that people are made aware of the benefits of cleanliness. He directed the officers to start a massive drive to inform people about the schemes undertaken under SBM so that more people voluntarily come forward to benefit from them.
Pertinently, the progress on the works is being monitored by Divisional Commissioner’s Office on a weekly basis in order to ensure that the entire division becomes open defecation free within the set timeframe.