SMC Commissioner holds review meeting on solid waste management

Srinagar, Jul 12: Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Khursheed Ahmed Sanai today took up a meeting to review solid waste management at his central office Karana Nagar.
During the course of meeting different components of Solid Waste Management including Status of IHHL, CTPT, open defecation free, I.E.C and Information Communication Technology were reviewed at length.
While discussing waste segregation it was informed that source segregation and door to door collection is being taken up in various wards and improvising gradually.
While discussing various issues with regard to improvisation of sanitation, Sanai impressed upon upgradation of sweeping machines, dust clearing machines, water sprinkling machines and hopper vehicles for effective door to door collection of waste.
He also thrusted on installation of more smart bins as per requirement in the city and procurement of grass cutters.
Commissioner SMC further directed immediate lifting of solid waste generated from de-silting and cleaning of Municipal drains for its disposal when required.
Emphasis was also laid to ensure functioning of all fountains existing in the city and identification of new sites during the course of meeting.
Sanai also reviewed development of parks, gardens, green belt un open areas that falls within the jurisdiction of SMC.
On constructions he passed on directions to the Chief Enforcement Officer along with ward officers to ensure that there is proper covering of construction sites in order to avoid environmental pollution.
All the senior officers including Additional Commissioner SMC Nazir Ahmed Baba, Joint Commissioner Works Ishtiyaq Ahmed Shah, Chief Accounts Officer Ghulam Nabi Bhat, Health Officer SMC Javaid Ahmed Qazi, Deputy Director Planning Khurshid Ahmed, Exn Haqeem Firdous, Exn Itrat Naseem, Chief Sanitation Officer Syed Nisar and other senior officers were present in the meeting. (KNS)