Katra, April 13
The High Level Coordination Committee (HLCC) which has been set up after the Governor and Chief Minister met recently to review issues relating to the orderly development of Katra Town, met to finalise integrated plans for the development of Katra Town and its surroundings.
The HLCC meeting, held at Katra, was chaired by Hirdesh Kumar, Commissioner Housing and Urban Development. HLCC is charged to ensure integrated planning for the development of Katra Town and its surroundings, ensuring that all concerned agencies work in a coordinated manner to implement development schemes relating to Katra Town and the Swachh Iconic Places Scheme launched by the Government of India.
Ajeet Kumar Sahu, Chief Executive Officer of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, HLCC decided to shortly organise a workshop involving all line departments, agencies and other stakeholders for eliciting suggestions for identifying and prioritising the civic requirements. It was decided that Ravinder Kumar, Deputy Commissioner Reasi, shall hold a meeting with all the concerned departments to do the preparatory work.
HLCC also decided that Katra Town and its surrounding areas will be made completely polythene free by conducting regular drives against violations and also organising awareness campaigns. CEO Shrine Board informed that for efficient collection of garbage in Katra Town an underground bin system the first such in J&K shall soon be installed.
Arun Kumar Sharma, Director Urban Local Bodies, Jammu, informed that for improving collection and transportation of garbage DPR of a project valuing Rs. 3.5 crore has been sent to the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) which is sponsoring agency under Swachh Iconic Places Scheme.