Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan" which was launched to make India clean, seems to have failed in Kishtwar as heaps of garbage can be seen in several areas of the town and the concerned authorities least bothered.
Although, initially several programmes and awareness campaigns were launched in district Kishtwar by bureaucrats, politicians and Municipal Committee but with passage of time the cleanliness appears nowhere.
The heaps of garbage can be seen in several localities of Kishtwar even as the banners encouraging people to participate wholeheartedly in the "Swachh Bharat" campaign are there on the walls.
Garbage problem remains a cause of concern for residents of Shakti Nagar and other areas of Kishtwar.
The residents of Shakti Nagar said that their area falls within the jurisdiction of Municipality but the officers are least bothered about cleanliness despite the matter being brought to their notice several times
They alleged that the civic workers have not cleaned the streets for the last several days in many areas thus posing health hazards as heaps of garbage have been piling up.