Srinagar- The Srinagar District has achieved yet another milestone and became the Model District of the country under Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBM-G) 2.0.
Under the supervision of the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, the District has achieved the journey of making all the 26 villages as Model villages and completed the target of 100% Model Villages under prestigious cleanliness scheme Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM-G 2.0).
The District Administration Srinagar with dedicated Team of Department of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj launched an ambitious plan to transform all the villages of the District into Model villages under Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM-G 2.0).
The District had embarked on a cleanliness mission to transform its rural villages into Model Villages with a vision to enhance the living standards of its inhabitants, improve infrastructure and promote sustainable development, this initiative aims to bring about a comprehensive socio-economic upliftment.
The Srinagar District (Rural) comprised four CD-Blocks Harwan, Khonmoh. Srinagar and Qamarwari have jurisdiction of 21 Gram Panchayats comprising 26 villages from picturesque foothills of Faqir Gujree, Harwan to Sangri Khonmoh and plain areas of Lasjan, Nowgam and Panzinara. Recognizing the need for inclusive cleanliness of villages,
To achieve the vision to reality, a rigorous saturation campaign was launched to ensure that all the Households, Schools/Anganwadi Centers. Panchayat Ghars in the villages of the District have access to a functional toilet, with separate facilities for men and women. Besides, a number of drains/soakage pits were constructed in the villages for disposal of grey water in forward linkage with UEED of Srinagar Municipal Corporation. As a result of which, all 26 villages of District Srinagar were declared as ODF Plus in Aspiring Category.
While embarking into the next category of sanitation to make these villages ODF Plus Rising, segregation sheds and compost pits were constructed for solid waste management to segregate the waste and its proper.
Barley after making these villages ODF Plus Rising, a massive sanitation drive was launched on the directions of the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar in all the Gram Panchayats by way of door to door collection of waste and its proper disposal by roping in village sanitation Committees, Welfare Committee, an outsourced agency namely “SAAF (A group of volunteers)”, which has yielded results and villages observed to have minimal litter, minimal stagnant waste water and no plastic waste dump.
A massive IEC campaign was launched in all the villages by engraving paintings at prominent places depicting messages/slogans with regard to benefits of cleanliness, thereby the villages became ODF Plus Model.
Meanwhile, the people of the District have lauded the efforts of the District Administration Srinagar to imbibe/embrace concept of cleanliness in District Srinagar (Rural) under Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM-G 2.0), as a result of which District Srinagar (Rural) has become 1st Model District of the country and also Ranks among top 10 Districts of the country in Achievers 3 Star Category at All India Level.
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