Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Avny Lavasa today inaugurated ODF Plus Model Panchayat- Muthi Maira in Block Bhalwal Brahmana.DDC Member, Bhushan, Paryal, BDC Chairperson Neha Rajput, Sarpanch Priya Sharma besides several officers were present on the occasion.
The Deputy Commissioner congratulated the residents of Muthi Maira on being declared as ODF Model Panchayat. She also felicitated 4 sanitation workers for their untiring services towards making the panchayat neat and clean.
Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner said that the journey of a village to achieve the condition where it is visually clean and has systems to process both solid and liquid waste, has to pass through three stages; ODF plus Aspiring, ODF plus Rising and ODF plus Model.
She said that a village is ODF Aspiring when it has mechanisms to deal with either solid or liquid waste apart from ODF sustainability whereas it becomes rising when the system to deal with both solid and liquid waste are in place.
Finally, when the village has achieved a condition where it is visually clean with minimal litter and stagnant water apart from the solid and liquid waste management and adequate IEC activities, it is declared as a Model, she added.The Deputy Commissioner also flagged off a rally to spread awareness among the common masses regarding cleanliness in and around the surrounding areas.