Swatch Bharat Abhiyan a Farce in J & K ?

Jammu: A complaint cum representation demanding cleanliness of the Jammu Haat, commonly called as Exhibition Ground near Jewel Chowk Jammu is itself gathering dust there at the Chief Minister’s office for the last over 2 months.
A petition seeking intervention of the Chief Minister towards the plight of the Jammu Haat venue which is under the administrative control of Directorate of Industries and Commerce Department (J & K Government) was submitted to the  Chief Minister’s Grievance Cell on 15/Sept/2015 vide no. 56610.
The complainant RTI activist Raman Sharma who is also founder of Save ‘My Tawi Campaign’  in his petition has urged the Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed to intervene in this important  issue regarding cleanliness of the Exhibition ground and submitted    “ It is really apathetic that at one side honourable Prime Minister of the Country and Honourable Chief Minister of the state are asking for totally cleanliness for good health but this department (Industry and Commerce) is totally negligent to this important issue.
Sharma has also offered to take the responsibility of cleaning this important site if the concerned department does not have the requisite funds to do so, “  If the department does not have the funds to maintain this and clean the site, I as a responsible citizen willing to contribute for its cleanliness, I shall be offering my free services at least once in a month to clean it and if allowed I will also seek the cooperation of the other responsible citizens to offer their services and funds for the cleanliness of this important site” his petition further states.
He complained that millions of rupees had been spent by the government on building infrastructure there but no maintenance and the infrastructure is left without any care.
There are several fountains installed in the exhibition ground but all of them in poor state, the water pool of these fountains are filled with dirt and garbage. The costly fountains are broken and they are not working. But till date no intimation has been given to the complainant about this important issue and the status shown there on the website  remains  ‘ under process ’.

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