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Municipality asks for feedback to its performance

January 24, 2018

Srinagar, Jan 23: Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Tuesday asked the citizens to submit their feedback to its performance.

Addressing media persons here at SMC office, Commissioner, Riyaz Wani, said the feedback would determine SMC’s ranking in the Swachh Survekshan 2018.

“The citizens should submit their feedback from January 24 to January 25 in the feedback component on the website. Besides, the feedback will help us to know where we need to put in more efforts,” he said

Wani said SMC has been doing everything possible to improve the drainage, sanitation and segregation system in the city.

“Besides other departments, SMC is also playing a great role in the development of the Srinagar city. About 97% households have been provided assured water supply, 35% have well, scientifically-designed sewerage facilities, the success rate in drainage stands at 47%., and we have achieved 20% success rate in urban transport,” he said.

Referring to the green space, he said that it had completely fallen.

“At present we have 2.6sqmts/percent green space area in the city. Over the years it has come down because of certain reasons,” he said.

Wani said that SMC has a distinction of achieving 100% collection in solid wastage management.

“The door-to-door collection has reached to 30% (segregated) and 100% (non-segregated).We closed down around 400 open garbage dumps. We gave them a face lift and also placed smart bins,” he said.

Wani said that till 2017, 100% solid waste treatment was going into landfill.

“Because of the segregator and other allied equipments, 30% is treated, RDF and compose gets generated. Besides, inert gets separated. In near future, we would make all efforts to bring it to 100%,” he said.

He said under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), SMC has spent 60% of funds.

“Rs 374 crores were provided to us. Under AMRUT, drainage and sewerage works are taken in hand. Besides, urban transport also gets financing through AMRUT. We would be spending the remaining amount by December 2018,” he said.

“Under Jehlum-Tawi Recovery Project, we have modernized around 80 dewatering stations, which would be of great use in case of floods. There are many other heads, through which we manage the finances of public amenities,” he added.

Wani sought cooperation of the people to make the city clean and beautiful.

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