J&K administration is focusing on functioning of Urban Local Bodies. Recently Commissioner Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department, had online review of functioning of Urban Local Bodies of Kashmir.
She assessed implementation of various key initiatives like development activities under Capex Budget, beautification of towns, human resource mobilization, revenue realization, sanitation and other urban development programs.
During the meeting, a comprehensive PowerPoint Presentation was screened highlighting an overview of functioning of the department. It was apprised that 665 projects of public importance like public parks, marriage halls, open air gyms, bus addas, slaughter houses, lanes and drains besides related works worth Rs.490.78 crore, spread across 40 towns of Kashmir, were taken up during the past four years.
While appreciating different development projects and other urban connect activities being carried out by all the 40 ULBs of Kashmir, the Commissioner Secretary emphasized the importance of city beautification especially sanitation of water bodies in all urban areas. She also directed the officers to ensure 100% D2D collection of waste in segregated form besides ensuring proper faecal sludge management which will improve overall sanitation scenario in urban areas. She also emphasized that listing of Bulk Waste Generators shall be done in all ULBs as per the norms set in the SWM Rules 2016.