Shame! Jammu ranks at the bottom of the list of clean cities

Jammu, October 01: With poor response from residents towards the nationwide Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and lack of civic sense among the people here, Jammu city has ranked 427 to be at the bottom of the list of clean cities.

October 2nd is the one year anniversary of the ambitious Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi all across the India with a vision to see a clean India. But unfortunately, the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir is among the dirtiest cities of the country.

Although, the Jammu Municipal Commission (JMC) has been launching cleanness drives from time to time, but shortage of garbage bins and manpower to lift the solid waste and lack of urban planning is what has turned this city dirty. There are heaps of garbage lying here and there in the city, roads are full of potholes, the drains are all open and blocked and stagnant water every year tells the tale of authorities’ indifferent attitude. The shortage of safai karamcharis and garbage bins is another issue.

Also the lack of civic sense and no involvement of people in the campaign have worsened the problem. Mandeep Kaur, JMC Commissioner says that the corporation is making best of their efforts to have greater participation of people of people in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan but people hardly want to cooperate. She said the JMC has now launched a major drive to clean the city and its success only depends upon the on the attitude of the people.

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