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With focus on rural development J&K administration is trying to give powers to the people at the village level so that they develop their village according to their needs.

Back to village programs have been an effort in this direction by the J & K government.

Recently the Chief Secretary of J&K has asked his administration to focus on the villages and make them role models.

The Commissioner Secretary, RDD asked all the Deputy Commissioners to complete the tendering process forthwith. She told them to increase their numbers with respect to villages falling in Aspiring, Rising and Model category. She stressed on making every village ODF+ in coming months for the same is within target after the given infrastructure is created in each Panchayat.

On the occasion the 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.

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 made out that around 1512 villages had achieved the ODF+ status already besides more than 7000 kgs of legacy waste disposed of in the UT villages with the participation of 197838 individuals.

Moreover the meeting was apprised that around 6009 Community Composit Pits, 804 segregation sheds, 42424 Soak pits/Leach pits, 15607 drainage facilities, 1102 Grey Water Management (GWM) systems have been created in villages in addition to 455616 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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