Crescent Kashmir

Rural Sanitation

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Under Swachh Bharat Mission, J&K administration has taken slew of measures at the village level for the rural sanitation.

Recently in a review meeting held by the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir for this purpose, Director, Rural Sanitation gave a presentation on the current status of all the initiatives taken under Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen in the UT. He said that the door-to-door collection of waste is going on in every village. He further revealed that Solid Waste Management (SWM) plan has been formulated for every Panchayat besides bye-laws  for advisory committees enforcement and monitoring purposes.

The meeting was informed that the agency for collection of Solid Waste has been identified in all the districts with an allied financial model for its sustainability. District Sanitation Committees have been constituted also. It was further given out that the legacy waste of more than 80000 kgs has been lifted by the department so far.  It was further revealed that some 5 lakh souls had been contacted during Swachhta Karwan which traversed almost through 1000 villages of the UT.

Moreover the meeting was apprised that in order to ensure proper sanitation, thousands of community compost pits, segregation sheds, more than 50000 Soak pits/Leach pits, drainage facilities, Grey Water Management (GWM) systems have been created in villages in addition to creation of individual household assets for SWM and GWM under the Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen throughout the length and breadth of J&K.

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