Community involvement is must for the success of implementation of any scheme in Jammu and Kashmir.
Recently in Ganderbal district, Deputy Commissioner (DC) called for community involvement for effective implementation of Solid Waste Management (SWM).
He called upon all sections of society to rally behind the district administration’s initiatives.
He emphasized that the district administration has engaged agencies for waste collection, segregation, and final disposition.
To ensure uniformity in user charge collection across the district, officers have been deployed at the Panchayat level, designated as ‘Sanitation Mentors.’ Their role is crucial in overseeing that fee collection is meticulously carried out, and the public is urged to pay the specified charges set by the administration.
Additionally, Block Development Officers (BDOs) are instructed to nominate an official for each Panchayat, collaborating with the ‘Sanitation Mentors.’ These nominated officials will be responsible for record-keeping and all documentation, including fee collection within their respective Panchayats.
Assistant Commissioner Ganderbal, Dr Bashir Ahmad highlighted that the district administration has been actively working on Solid Waste Management for the past year. He affirmed that the necessary infrastructure is in place, and door-to-door waste collection has already commenced in all blocks of the district.