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Welcome to Kotranka : Garbage dumps puncture cleanliness claims
11/22/2021 10:48:19 PM
Ankit Kessar
Early Times Report

Kotranka (Rajouri), Nov 22: Huge heaps of garbage lying unchecked on roads at Kotranka is a slur on the authorities that leave no opportunity to claim that they are committed to maintain cleanliness and hygiene.
It may be recalled that on October 2 this year all departments, PRIs, leaders and others held programmes on cleanliness and released photographs and video clips of these events. The vowed to carry forward the Swach Bharat Mission launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in letter and spirit.
Kotranka is a beautiful place, surrounded by lofty mountains and fit to become a desired tourist destination, but the garbage heaps are a big slur on its beauty. Due to this issue, other allied benefits of tourism can never reach the general public.
Locals stated that due to big heaps of garbage on the road, there are greater health and medical issues as people don’t have access to hygienic environment.
Besides, there are bakery shops near the garbage piles, which make the situation even worse.
Locals also stated that they can’t hold prayers normally due to unhygienic environment and garbage.
“Officials make tall claims while sitting in their AC rooms.
They have no idea about the ground situation,” locals said, and urged the Deputy Commissioner Rajouri to intervene and take strict action against officials who are taking their jobs casually.
ADC Sub District Kotranka, Surinder Mohan said that the garbage heaps are a huge problem for the general public and he will try to resolve the issue.
When contacted, the BDO Kotranka stated that he will tackle the problem once funds are received. He further said that he will make people aware about their fundamental duties.
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