Asks officers to expedite work on ODF measures
Ramban, May 22
District Development Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz, reviewed progress on anti-polythene campaign launched by Rural Development Department (RDD) and Municipal Committees (MC) across the district as part of Swacchta Abhyan.
ADDC, Ravinder Nath Sadhgu, CPO, Uttam Singh, ACD, Jhangir Khanday, BDOs, EO of MCs and other officers of concerned departments were present on the occasion.
While reviewing the progress on banning polythene by the concerned department, the DDC underscored the need for close coordination among government functionaries and locals to curb the menace of polythene use. He asked the officers to make the campaign a regular feature to consolidate its gains.
On the occasion, the DDC was informed that large quantity of polythene was seized during the campaign and penalty was also imposed on violators.
The ACD informed that nearly 5 quintal polythene has been collected from different places besides realizing penalty from the erring traders.
The DDC directed ACD and EOs of MCs to gear up their men and machinery to collect all the waste polythene lying on different spots in their jurisdiction. He asked the officials ensuring strict enforcement of ban on use of polythene.
Meanwhile, he also reviewed the status of open defecation in the district and directed the officers to redouble their efforts for achieving the targets of Open Defecation Free (ODF) areas.