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The government of Jammu and Kashmir has taken a number of schemes to manage the solid waste not only in the cities and towns but also in the rural areas.

In this direction in the recent past the government has launched cleaning drives at the panchayat levels in the villages in order to go for solid waste management at the village level.

Similarly recently Div Com Kashmir launched Safai Abhiyan in every Municipal Towns to free it from Solid Waste dumps.

He reviewed the implementation of Plastic Waste Management measures in Kashmir Division by concerned departments including ULB, SMC, RDD and other departments.

Concerned officers of ULB gave a presentation on the action taken report on identification of eco-guards, conduction of IEC activities, installation of boards with the messages to discourage people of using plastic, land transfer for solid waste in municipalities etc

He impressed on the launching of Safai Abhiyan in every Municipal Towns to free it from Solid Waste dumps besides directing DCs   to  conduct cleanliness drives on Block Diwas on every Wednesday and involved PRIs, officers and locals to collect plastic waste.

He directed SMC, Municipal committees and Municipal councils to distribute gloves, boots and glasses to eco-guards to protect them from infection and hazardous chemicals.

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