Govt hospitals, offices in Srinagar turn into junkyards
The premises of several government offices and hospitals in summer capital Srinagar have been turned into junkyards as the administration has failed to auction the discarded items for the past many years.Faulty and obsolete items including office furniture and medical equipment have been left to corrode in the open at SMHS hospital, Dental College and Hospital, and the Old Secretariat Complex .
River Jehlum has turned into a sewer for Srinagar. Most drains empty into this water-body that flows through Kashmir. The water is polluted to the extent that people are not even ready to bath in it. Once used to drink and ablute, the water in Jhelum is full of slit and trash. Besides sewage, plastic pollution is also heavily impacting this prized water body.
Kashmir’s own `Padman’
Civil engineer sets up organic sanitary pad unit to promote safety alongside menstrual hygiene
Pained by this phenomenon, Aaqib, a 27-year-old youth decided to embark on a mission to manufacture organic and eco-friendly napkins to promote safety alongside the menstrual hygiene among women.
After a year of research, his efforts shaped into reality. He started his own sanitary napkin unit under the brand name ‘SEHA’ (An Arabic word for health) in April.
Achan giving up
Achan landfill site on Srinagar outskirts is running out of dumping space. In the next few months, as the final landfill site will be filled, a major issue is going to arise People living around Achan are breathing stench 24X7, as SMC looks the other way.