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Kashmir to earn ODF status by August

Baseer Ahmad Khan, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, held a meeting to analyse the progress of Swachh Bharat Mission in Kashmir.

The meeting was attended by Director Urban Local Bodies and officials from SMC and other departments. The Deputy Commissioners of all the Valley districts presented the latest situation with regards to achieving goals under Swachh Mission. It was affirmed that districts like Srinagar and Leh are Open Defecation free (ODF) and their geo-tagging work is at advanced stage. Moving forward, progress in Kupwara, Kulgam, Anantnag, Shopian, Pulwama and Baramulla in constructing toilets is more than sixty percent.

The Divisional Commissioner said that focus should be on keeping up the pace of advancement and ensuring that people are made aware of the benefits of cleanliness. He directed the officers to start a massive drive to inform people about the schemes undertaken under Swachh Mission and supervised them to rope in the media to deliver message of cleanliness and hygiene.


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