Green Srinagar: Authorities to hold plantation drive in city

The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review logistic arrangements for conducting plantation drive at selected locations in the summer capital.

He directed Forest department to ensure that plants, material, tools and staff should reach the designated locations two hours before the launch of the plantation drive.

Authorities have already planted 40,000 saplings under the ambitious Green Srinagar Initiative which was launched on March 15 this year. The Green Srinagar initiative aims to make Srinagar green in the truest sense involving meaningful and smart plantation while bringing all plantation activities in the district under a single organized platform. It also aims to gather and keep track of data of saplings planted in the district in order to ensure their post-plantation maintenance to get the desired results

Earlier Divisional Commissioner reviewed arrangements for intensive sanitation works to be carried out at G.B. Pant hospital this weekend.

Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) was directed to keep dedicated and adequate manpower ready with equipment, anti-infectants for intensive sanitation works in and around the G.B. Pant hospital. PDD and PHE will ensure uninterrupted electricity and water in the hospital on the weekend.

The Police Department will deploy adequate personnel besides Traffic department will ensure hassle-free movement of vehicles at the venues.

Deputy Commissioner Srinagar was asked to deploy Magistrates at the locations and also monitor the proper arrangements should be done by concerned departments.

The Divisional Commissioner stressed to the concerned officers to maintain close coordination among each other for the hassle-free conduct of two events in the capital city on this weekend.

Additional Commissioner Kashmir Tasaduq Hussain Mir, Conservator Forests, Wild Life Warden, Joint Commissioner SMC, SP city, Superintending Engineer Hydraulic, Administrative officer G.B. Pant Hospital beside other officers.