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Kishtwar municipality mocks SBM, many areas of town face sewerage problem
Garbage dumps not being removed properly
9/3/2019 9:58:32 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik
Early Times Report

JAMMU, Sept 3: The clean India campaign launched by Center Government has been put down by the officials of Kishtwar Municipality with heaps of garbage lying unattended at various places in the Kishtwar town and its adjoining areas exposing its non seriousness towards this significant issue by the Municipality as well as by the local administration.
Sources told Early Times that ever since the launch of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan couple of years ago, the district administration through various departments has spent lakhs of rupees to create awareness among the people across the district-- but it seems, the authorities have forgotten the same as Kishtwar town and its peripheries areas are `decorated' with heaps of garbage.
The much hyped SBM launched by the state and union government across the India seems to be only in papers and photos in Kishtwar District where many areas of Kishtwar town are facing acute sewerage problem and in many areas the choked drains and under develop lanes and by-lanes is depicted a poor image.
The inhabitants of Shaheedi Mohallah, Ward No. 7 of Municipal Committee in old locality of Kishtwar town are facing brunt of poor sewerage and drainage problem every day as the covered 8 inch Dia drain constructed by the Municipal Committee Kishtwar often gets chocked as a result of which the dirty sewerage water spills on roads emitting lot of foul smell and thus makes the life of the local inhabitants as hell.
"We have only been given a tag of being a part of Municipality--- but our Panchayats in rural areas are far better than the existing Municipality of Kishtwar," said the inhabitants.
The shopkeepers of Mini Bus Stand Kishtwar told the "Early Times" that heaps of garbage remain unattended as a result of which the people living in this areas including shopkeepers are suffering due to health hazards added that Mini Bus Stand Kishtwar act as stop for Mini Busses and several other vehicles with hundreds of passengers transiting daily.
The inhabitants of Umar Mohallah and Baghwan Mohallah accused the NHPC off failure in building up the sewerage treatment and garbage treatment plant with in its limit at Semna colony.
The locals informed that majority of the sewerage water and garbage of NHPC colony spills in these areas thus making the lives of people living in these areas as hell.
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