JAMMU MUNICIPAL CORPORATION,
TOWN HALL, JAMMU
THEMATIC CLEANLINESS DRIVE BY JAMMU MUNICIPAL CORPORATION
As a part of SWACCH BHARAT ABHIYAAN, The Jammu Municipal Corporation launched Thematic Cleanliness Drive with the theme “Where is your Dustbin” from KC Chowk to Jewel Chowk Jammu. The stake holders involved were the local residents, shopkeepers Association, Tour and Travels Association, Trikuta Complex Association. The Drive was launched with the joint contribution of students from Govt. polytechnic college, Shri Ranbir Hr. Sec School Jammu and Safai Karamcharis from Sulabh International.
Sh. Rajesh Gupta Hon’ble MLA Jammu East and Ms. Mandeep Kaur, IAS Commissioner Jammu Municipal Corporation flagged off the Thematic drive and also participated in the cleanliness drive along with Senior Officers and Officials of Jammu Municipal Corporation. The Shopkeepers were personally asked for keeping the dustbins compulsorily in front of their shops to prevent littering from passersby and travelers. Large scale installation of dustbins was also done in the said area. Residents and Traders were also convinced to use Toilets in order to prevent open defecation and urination. Attempts were also taken to make the cleanliness in the area sustainable and permanent.
Innovatively the students from institute from Music and Fine Arts were invited for painting on the theme of SWACCH BHARAT ABHIYAAN and Clean and Green Jammu. About 100 students and local traders participated in the drive.
Taking the Cleanliness drive further to prevent anti defacement, an anti encroachment was also conducted to prevent further generation of litter and garbage. In the process about 30 no.s of encroachments from pavements and footpaths were also removed and demolished which were causing obstructions in the free flow of vehicular traffic and hindrance to the pedestrians.
The Jammu Municipal Corporation appeals to all the Traders and Residents to keep the dustbins for collection of garbage and litter failing which penal action shall be taken against the violators. A step forward in the direction would keep Jammu further neat and clean with an aesthetic look.