Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Vikas Kundal, on Tuesday chaired a meeting to review the progress under Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) Phase II. He also assessed the activities under Meri Maati Mera Desh and other key initiatives.At the outset of the meeting, Assistant Commissioner Panchayat, Sheraz Chowhan informed that a significant progress has been made in the construction of segregation sheds with completion of 71 against the target of 90 units.
The review also highlighted the advancements in community sanitation facilities. Out of the planned Community Sanitary Complexes (CSCs), a considerable number have been completed. In terms of community soakage pits, an impressive 584 out of the planned 631 soakage pits have been completed. Additionally, 616 compost pits out of the targeted 678 have been successfully constructed, contributing to sustainable waste management practices.
The progress on plastic waste management units (PWMUs) aimed at tackling the challenge of plastic waste through effective management and recycling measures was also discussed in the meeting. The meeting also highlighted the completion of Amrit Sarovars in different panchayats of the District.Deputy Commissioner Vikas Kundal asked to ensure door-to-door waste collection, while emphasizing the importance of community participation in maintaining cleanliness and proper waste disposal practices.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner also reviewed the preparations for the 2nd phase of the ‘Meri Maati Mera Desh’ campaign, featuring the Amrit Kalash Yatras. He said that the idea behind this programme is that every individual, family, citizen, and child should connect emotionally with the idea of creation of the ‘great India’.The Deputy Commissioner further called upon all officers to collaborate and coordinate closely to ensure the campaign's resounding success and ensure active involvement in the events.
A pivotal aspect highlighted during the meeting was the creation of a festive atmosphere at the block-level program, where soil from various villages will be ceremonially combined in a single Amrit Kalash. The progress on the tendering of works under the district capex budget was also reviewed, while the officers were asked to ensure swift allotment of works to expedite development activities in the region. Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Vikas Kundal, expressed his satisfaction over the progress made so far and passed directions to the officers to maintain the momentum.
He also encouraged them to continue their dedicated work towards creating a cleaner and healthier environment in Rajouri.The comprehensive review meeting concluded with a renewed sense of determination and commitment to achieving the objectives set forth under the SBM Phase II and other key initiatives.The meeting was attended by the CPO, Mohammad Khurshid; ACD, Vijay Kumar; ACP, Sheraz Chowhan; XEN REW, Zahir Khan; DYO, Nitin Hangloo and other concerned officers.