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Dy CM for collective efforts to make Jammu towns ODF by Dec 2017

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JAMMU MAY 26: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh, today directed the officers to chalk out effective strategies and adopt innovative measures to fulfill the vision and mission of ‘Clean India’.

The Deputy Chief Minster was speaking during a valedictory function of workshop on Swachh Bharat Mission organized by Directorate of Urban Local Bodies and Jammu Municipal Corporation.

It was apprised that under SBM involves work on various components like Individual Household Toilets, Community Toilets, Public Seats,(Toilets), Solid Waste Management, IEC & Public Awareness and Capacity building.

“Change in mindset of people and holding workshops, training camps for field staff is key to hone their skills for effective implementation of SBM in letter & sprit, Dr. Singh said.

He also stressed on organizing road shows, quiz competitions, debates seminars in educational institutions to raise awareness regarding the SBM. He said that SBM has been an inclusive model of cleanliness where people from every strata of the society including NGOs, private agencies have come forward to contribute their bit in the massive cleanliness drive.

Highlighting the objective of the Swachh Bharat or Clean India Mission to end open defecation, the Dy CM directed the officers to redouble their efforts for achieving the target of Open Defecation Free (ODF) in all towns of Jammu and achieving the same by December 2017

Dr. Singh said that the present dispensation has launched numerous innovative and reformative programmes to empower people especially under privileged sections socially and economically.

Commissioner Secretary Housing & Urban Development Hridesh Kumar, Director Urban Local Bodies Arun Sharma, Commissioner Jammu Municipal Corporation  M. Raju, Joint Director Local Bodies, Joint Commissioner JMC, other senior officers of JMC, H&UDD, resource persons besides representatives of Pollution Control Board and other concerned were present in the meeting.

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