Advisor Sharma reviews JK’s solid waste management programme
Advisor Sharma reviews JK’s solid waste management programme
jkupdate.com | 03-Jan-2019 07:38 AM
Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma, on Wednesday chaired a meeting to review the Solid Waste Management (SWM) in the state and its projects under Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) here at Civil Secretariat.
JAMMU: Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma, on Wednesday chaired a meeting to review the Solid Waste Management (SWM) in the state and its projects under Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) here at Civil Secretariat.
The meeting was attended by Financial Commissioner, Housing & Urban Development Department (H&UDD), KB Aggarwal, Secretary in H&UDD, Anil Kumar Gupta, Commissioner, JMC, Pankaj Magotra, Commissioner, SMC, Peerzada Hafizullah, Director ULB Kashmir, Farooq Ahmed Rather, Director Finance, H&UDD, Shaheen Mohammad Ashraf, Director, Planning, H&UDD, M IshfaqPakchiwal, besides other senior functionaries of the concerned departments and consultation agencies.
The Advisor said that solid waste management is an important component for sustainable development and needs special focus. Every department and functionaries associated with SWM shall put in a committed effort to achieve the desired results on the ground, he added.
At the outset, Financial Commissioner, H&UDD, K B Aggarwal gave a brief overview to the Advisor regarding solid waste management across the state.
The Advisor was briefed about the present status of ISWM projects of Jammu Division. It was given out that in Katra and Udhampur, the SWM project cost is Rs 4 crore and Rs 14.59 crore respectively and tenders have been allotted and DPRs are under preparation.
The Advisor further had a detailed analysis of the bidding formats, capex costs, tipping fees and other aspects involved in the tendering process. He asked for making the tendering process more viable. He also enquired about the present strategy and future plan of action for effective solid waste management.
While reviewing the present scenario of waste collection and disposal by Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), the Advisor was informed that door-to-door waste collection has increased to nearly 80 per cent with 112 hopper vehicles in service to collect waste.
It was further informed that six NGOs have been empanelled for creating awareness on segregation of waste source in 15 wards of the city. SMC proposes to issue twin coloured dustbins to all households and 33 per cent MSW segregated at mechanical segregator and processed for composting and resource recovery, the meeting was told.
Existing SWM flow at the landfill site, Achan was reviewed and short awareness video on segregation and solid waste dumping was also showcased during the meeting.
The meeting further had detailed deliberations on Solid Waste Management Rules, Environment Protection Act 1986 besides various directions and guidelines passed by competent courts on solid waste management.
Segregation, composition and recycling solid wastes besides functioning of already existing solid waste management plants and advantages of plasma decomposition were also discussed during the meeting.
It was informed that Leh has procured a machine based on plasma technology for solid waste decomposition which has been installed on a trial basis in December 2018.
On parking areas, the Advisor said that the Municipal Corporations shall have a detailed assessment of proposed sites for parking and underline the design challenges. Parking charges shall be reasonable to encourage more people to park their vehicles in the allotted parking areas, he added.
Tags: JKUpdate Jammu News Advisor to Governor Kewal Kumar Sharma Solid Waste Management (SWM) Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) Commissioner JMC Pankaj Magotra
1 of 40
PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti to contest Lok Sabha election from Anantnag
2 of 40
Shah Faesal says his party won’t contest upcoming Lok Sabha polls
3 of 40
Militant hideout busted in Pulwama
4 of 40
SSB trooper hospitalized after “misfire” from his rifle in Srinagar
5 of 40
Mysterious fire damages official record, computer systems of ARTO offi..
6 of 40
Work on Mendhar Mini-Sectt abandoned for 8 yrs
7 of 40
Two persons killed as landslides hits vehicle
8 of 40
After Jamaat, Centre bans JKLF, cites separatism
9 of 40
Jammu Sanskriti School, Jammu celebrates graduation ceremony cum grand..
10 of 40
Islamic State recruiter of India killed in Syria
11 of 40
Hajin encounter: 2 militants, minor boy killed
12 of 40
Two gunfights underway in Sopore, Shopian
13 of 40
Two militants killed, three paratroopers injured in ongoing Baramulla ..
14 of 40
India’s deepest shaft cave discovered in Meghalaya
15 of 40
Militant killed in ongoing Hajin encounter
16 of 40
Soldier martyred in Pakistan ceasefire violation in JK
17 of 40
Rizwan may have died due to ‘Multiple Injuries’: Report
18 of 40
Two policemen injured in grenade attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore
19 of 40
Police arrests Sarpanch in attempt to murder case
20 of 40
No ‘Holi’ celebrations at Raj Bhavan this Year: Governor
21 of 40
Celebration of Holi at Jammu Sanskriti School Kathua
22 of 40
Civilian injured in Pak shelling succumbs in Srinagar hospital
23 of 40
J&K teen takes home Shaurya Chakra for taking on militants
24 of 40
JRL calls for shutdown tomorrow against custodial death of Jamaat-e-Is..
25 of 40
NIA denies detaining Awantipora teacher who died in police custody
26 of 40
OGW escapes from Srinagar court, searches launched
27 of 40
Transformer burnt, Lower Salwah Village without power
28 of 40
ECI issues election notification for Baramulla, Jammu Lok Sabha seats
29 of 40
Army soldier martyred, three others injured as Pakistani army attacked..
30 of 40
Governor inaugurates 31st Police Public Mela
31 of 40
Sangeet Natak Academy’s Acting Training Workshop Concludes at SMVDU
32 of 40
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar dies at his Panaji home. He was 63
33 of 40
Governor express grief over demise of Manohar Parrikar
34 of 40
BDO Mankote cheats his people,founds absent from his office
35 of 40
The Shri Ram Universal School Celebrated a two day extravaganza of Spo..
36 of 40
Shah Faesal launches Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement
37 of 40
Poll alliance with Congress only after seat sharing agreement: Omar
38 of 40
Villagers protest, demand upgradation of High School
39 of 40
PSO of former MLC injured in accidental fire
40 of 40
Omar Will Become Chief Minister, Announces NC Chief Farooq Abdullah