ANANTNAG, JUNE 05: In pursuance to the directions issued by District Development Commissioner Anantnag, Dr Piyush Singla, a special sanitation drive was organized today along the Yatra route.
The special drive was organized as part of World Environment Day to spread awareness among the inhabitants regarding sanitation, garbage disposal and ensuring cleanliness.
On the occasion, sanitation drives were organized in various blocks falling on the Yatra route. Plantation drives were also held along the roadside. PRI members were at the forefront of these drives.
Awareness camps were held at various spots urging people to keep their surrounding clean, avoid littering on the roadsides and plant trees in available spaces.
ACP Anantnag said that during the special sanitation drives people organized polythene removal campaign, cleaned clogged drains and removed garbage dumped in khuls and nallahs, various black spots on roadsides were cleared.
He said that several CSCs are functional along the route and while beautification of these is being taken up, people were also made aware of their responsibility in judicious use of these public resources and ensuring cleanliness.
The officials of Rural Development Department also held meeting with local traders and shopkeepers sensitizing them to ensure cleanliness in market places and maintain hygienic conditions.
Meanwhile, a sustained campain for ensuring cleanliness and scientific disposal of garbage is being run in the district under the aegis of SBM.