At SKICC Sogami flags off garbage tippers
SMC Hosts Awareness Program On Food Safety Act
Srinagar, Apr 12: Junior minister for Housing & Urban Development, Tourism, Revenue and PHE, Nasir Sogami on Thursday flagged off five newly purchased garbage tippers of Srinagar Municipal Corporation at SKICC in presence of the SMC Commissioner Dr GN Qasba and other senior officers.
“The SMC is in the process of improving the solid waste collection in Srinagar and has also placed orders for purchase of modern garbage compactors which will reduce the number of existing open garbage sheds in the City,” an official handout said.
The SMC’s Chief Sanitation Officer Manzoor Ahmed Turray said the new garbage tippers having eight Cubic Mt capacity have been purchased out of internal resources by SMC at the cost of Rs. 78.00 lacs.
He said their induction will improve waste collection and will also reduce the accumulation of garbage on roads.
Prog on food safety Act
Meanwhile, Sogami also chaired, the SMC organized daylong awareness programme on Food Safety and Standard Act 2006 at the SKICC.
“The programme aimed at sanitizing and educating food business operators of Srinagar about the various law/ norms as per the new Act enacted on 5th of August 2011,” the handout said.
The SMC Commissioner Dr GN Qasba in his inaugural address said the civic body was the “implementing agency for this Act in areas falling under Municipal limits of Srinagar.”
“Safe Food is something every citizen, both in the country and our state can demand and expect,” said Dr Qasba.
Speaking on the occasion Sogami stressed on the need of providing safe and hygienic food.
He also said that food adulteration is one of the biggest crimes and one should not indulge in such ill practices which pose threat to the lives of people.
Health Officer SMC Dr Rubeena Shaheen presented a PowerPoint presentation on the topic to create awareness about various laws and safe food practices under the new Act.
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