Div Com Kashmir inaugurates Municipal Council’s Anti-polythene campaign at Ganderbal

GANDERBAL — The Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole today inaugurated a clean-up drive in the vicinity of a Public Park in Ward 8 of Chak Duderhama area of the town during his visit to the district.

The Div Com was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal Krittika Jyotsna, Director, Urban Local Bodies Department, Mathura Masoom and several other officers.

On the occasion, Executive Officer, Municipal Council Ganderbal, Naveed Aijaz apprised the Div Com about the work being done on sanitation and anti-polythene campaign in the district.

The Div Com complimented the district administration and Municipal Council Ganderbal for their commitment to make Ganderbal polythene free district.

After launching the clean-up drive, the Div Com interacted with locals at Sindh Park and urged them not to pollute the Nallah Sindh by dumping plastics, sewage and solid wastes on its banks. He also sought their cooperation to make Ganderbal plastic free zone.

Meanwhile, Div Com and the Deputy Commissioner also launched an afforestation campaign organized by Municipal Council Ganderbal in collaboration with the Forest Department. On the occasion saplings were planted to initiate the eco green mission on the Banks of Nallah Sindh. Students from different schools also participated in the event.

During his address, Div Com urged the audience to fully support the government’s initiative to clean up the environment. He said that polythene and single use plastics should be banned in government offices and the officers should play their key role in cleaning up the environment.

The Div Com directed Forest Department officials to make sufficient supply of plants available to facilitate plantation drives across the district.

He also appreciated the role of the men involved in cleaning the water bodies and other vulnerable places especially ragpickers also known as the Eco-Guards for their hard work and day-long efforts to segregate recyclable waste material and felicitated them with certificates, protective equipment, as well as identity cards. — (KDC)