Bandipora, Apr 18: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Bandipora, Khursheed Ahmad Sanai today distributed authority letters (ALs) of Rs 36 lakh among 300 beneficiaries on account of financial assistance for construction of Individual House Hold Latrines (IHHL) at a function held at Upper Kuddara.
The function was organized by Rural Development Department (RDD) as a part of the celebration of Swachh Bharat Divas.
Speaking on the occasion, the DDC highlighted the importance of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and urged people to maintain cleanliness and sanitation. He asked the Assistant Commissioner Development for providing financial assistance to all the left-out families so that the Kuddara area will be declared as Open Defecation Free by the end of May this year.
Earlier, the DDC inaugurated the Swachh campaign from his office which was attended by Assistant Commissioner Revenue and other concerned Officers.
The Swachh programmes were also held at all government offices, health and educational institutions of the district.
The DDC in a separate tour visited Chuntimulla, Jabben, Kudadara and Tangdaji areas of the district and took stock of peoples’ problems. He also inspected various schools there and interacted with students and parents.