By SK.Vyas :
Jalandhar, July 1,2019: In order to make Garbage and Dump free district, The administration and Municipal Corporation Jalandhar will work jointly to encourage the residents for giving their wholeheartedly support for clean and green Jalandhar by sensitizing them under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Presiding over a meeting with Sub-Divisional Magistrates (SDMs) and Executive Officers (EOs) of Municipal Committees, The deputy commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma and Municipal Commissioner Diparva Lakra said that concentrated efforts must be made to educate the residents about various ways in which they can keep our district clean.
They said that intensive activities including awareness rallies must be organized in every part of the district where the residents take a pledge to shun the use of plastic carry bags, segregation of dry and solid waste in different colored garbage bins, persuading the people for compost pits, besides several other measures to maintain cleanliness in our city on daily basis.The SDMs along with the team of Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) and concern EOs should conduct surprise checking in their sub-divisions against the plastic carry bags as the government has banned all kind of the plastic in the state, they said.They asked EOs to review the work of motivators daily implement Swachh Bharat Abhiyan effectively and ensure source segregation from house to house which can make clean and green free Jalandhar. They said the main thrust of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is to ensure that people are made aware of the fact that cleanliness of the city and their surroundings is the duty of everybody. They said that every one of us especially the youth must come forward to make clean and green Jalandhar. They said the SDMs should monitor the drive personally for motivating all stakeholders in the rural areas to in the cleanliness drive. They asked the officials to educate the people that wet waste includes cooked or uncooked food, egg shells, flowers, vegetables, waste of vegetables, wastage of plants, etc should be kept in the green colored garbage bin. Similarly, dry solid waste includes old newspapers, copies, cardboard and cardboard boxes, tetra packs; old and discarded clothes, etc and they should be kept in the blue colored garbage bin.Joint Commissioner Municipal Corporation Aashika Jain detailed the officers regarding Solid Waste Management Rules 2016, construction and demolition waste management rules, plastic waste management rules through a presentation.
Prominent amongst others present on the occasion included Additional Deputy Commissioners Kulwant Singh and Jasbir Singh, Sub Divisional Magistrates Paramvir Singh, Amit Kumar, Charumita, Assistant Commissioners Ms. Shayari Malhotra, Deputy DEO Anil Awasthi, Assistant Nodal Officer SVEEP Surjeet Lal and others.