May 20 target date to declare Kangan, Gund ODF Blocks
GANDERBAL: District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Dr. Piyush Singla today convened a meeting of officers from Urban Development Department to review the progress achieved, so far, under centrally-sponsored Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) in the Kangan and Gund Blocks of District Ganderbal.
The meeting was held at Dak Bunglow Kangan, it was aimed to accelerate the efforts to achieve total sanitation coverage and to declare these two blocks of the district Open Defecation Free (ODF) by May 20, 2018.
Speaking on the occasion the DDC stressed upon the officers to work with missionary zeal so that the target of 20th May to declare these two blocks of District Ganderbal as ODF blocks is achieved. He said the officers who perform the best to achieve the target shall be felicitated.
The DDC also asked the officers to interact with general public of the concerned villages and make them aware about the benefits of construction of IHHL under SBM.
Reviewing the status of IHHL in Kangan block, it was given out that as per the base line survey of October 2014 there was a requirement of construction of 10370 IHHL, out of which 2686 IHHL have been constructed while as remaining 7684 IHHL will be considered during upcoming months.
Similarly, In Gund Block, total requirement of construction of 4719 IHHL out of which 1812 IHHL have been constructed so far.
The Sub Divisional Magistrate Kangan, Mehraj-ud-din, District Panchayat Officer Ganderbal, Kundan Beer kaur, concerned BDO’s, Panchayat Inspectors, VLW’s and GRS, were present on the occasion.