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Div Com reviews progress of Swachh Bharat Mission

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SRINAGAR, APRIL 17: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today reviewed the progress of Swacch Bharat Mission in Kashmir (SBM) division.

The meeting was attended by Director Urban Local Bodies while Deputy Commissioners (DC’s) of all the districts participated through the Video Conferencing.

All the DCs presented the latest data with regards to achieving goals under SBM. It was revealed that districts like Srinagar and Leh are already Open Defecation free (ODF) and their geo-tagging work is at advanced stage. It was said that progress in Kupwara, Kulgam, Anantnag, Shopian, Pulwama and Baramulla more than sixty percent target has been achieved.

The Div Com expressed his satisfaction over the progress and said that Kashmir division is on track to become ODF well in time.

He said that focus should be on sustaining the pace of progress and ensuring that people are made aware of the benefits of cleanliness.

The Div Com also enquired about the awareness drive about the schemes undertaken under SBM so that more people voluntarily come forward to benefit from them. He also asked officials to rope-in local media, TV channels and social media to deliver the message of cleanliness and hygiene.

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