Governor reviews post-Yatra cleanliness drive
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Aug 14: Governor N N Vohra today visited the Baltal Camp to review the status of the ongoing special sanitation drive being carried out under his directions, to clean up the entire Yatra area, an official spokesman said.
“The Governor, accompanied by R K Goyal, Chief Executive Officer of the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board, arrived at the Baltal Base Camp this morning. He inspected the Baltal Base Camp and the entire area outside the Camp, upper Domel, where the locals put up shops and, besides, the langars put up by the organizations which are granted permission to do so,” he said.
The Governor, according to the spokesman, reviewed the progress on the extensive sanitation drive launched to clean up the Camp site and the entire Baltal-Sangam track with a view to ensuring effective disposal of all garbage. He asked the CEO of the Board to monitor the progress on the sanitation drive so that this important post-Yatra task is completed by August 20.
The Governor gave on-the-spot instructions for preparing detailed sanitation plans in respect of Yatra-2012 for all the Base Camps, and the enroute transit camps on both the routes, for bringing about further improvements in the Yatra facilities.
The Governor, while interacting with the officers of the district Ganderbal administration and of the SASB, at Baltal and Domel, appreciated the efforts of all the Government agencies and the local workforce for making the Shrine Board’s efforts a success, at achieving adequate cleanliness in Baltal-Domel area and hoped that the remaining works would be completed within a week’s time.
Goyal stated that the Governor, who is also the Chairman of the Shrine Board, has been emphasizing the crucial importance of cleaning the Yatra area before onset of the ensuing winter season and has been personally monitoring this aspect on regular basis. He said that the Shrine Board had taken several steps for sanitation and environment protection. These measures included the operation and maintenance of the Sewerage Treatment Plants at the Baltal and Nunwan Camps, biological treatment of human wastes at all other Camps, and scientific treatment of all solid and liquid wastes. Besides, the Board had taken several pro-active measures for creating awareness among various stakeholders for ensuring cleanliness in the Yatra area during the pilgrimage.
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