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DC sets May 20 deadline for declaring Kangan, Gund ODF free

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GANDERBAL, MARCH 18: District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Dr. Piyush Singla today convened a meeting of officers from Urban Development Department to review the progress achieved, so far, under centrally-sponsored Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) in the Kangan and Gund Blocks of District Ganderbal.

Speaking on the occasion, the DDC stressed upon the officers to work with missionary zeal so that the target of20th May to declare Kangan and Gund Blocks of District Ganderbal Open Defecation Free (ODF). He said the officers who perform the best to achieve the target shall be felicitated.

The DDC also asked the officers to interact with the general public of the concerned villages and make them aware about the benefits of the construction of IHHL under SBM.

Reviewing the status of IHHL in Kangan block, it was given out that as per the baseline survey of October 2014, there was a requirement of construction of 10370 IHHL, out of which 2686 IHHL have been constructed while as remaining 7684 IHHL will be considered during upcoming months. Similarly, in Gund Block, total requirement of construction of 4719 IHHL out of which 1812 IHHL have been constructed so far.

The Sub Divisional Magistrate Kangan, Mehraj-ud-din, District Panchayat Officer Ganderbal, Kundan Beer Kaur, concerned BDO’s, Panchayat Inspectors, VLW’s and GRS, were present on the occasion.


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