Shopian, January 17: Mushtaq Ahmed SIMNAI, Additional Deputy Commission (ADC), Shopian, reviewed Monday’s district-environment plan at a meeting that took place at Arhama’s mini secretariat.
The meeting was informed that the Committees were set up to monitor and assess the environmental pollution in the District.
The Solid Waste Management Plan was reviewed by the concerned officers. It was designed to identify and establish land-fill locations for the proper disposal of solid refuse in the district.
The officers were directed to prepare DPRs for the establishment of Sewerage Treatment Plants. To control the pollution at the lowest level, they were required to collect garbage from their homes and in the panchayats halqas.
The concerned officers were also requested to submit a report on how medical and bio-medical waste is being disposed of. The health officers were asked for information on how to set up in-house waste disposal facilities for medical and biomedical purposes.
The emphasis was placed on the disposal of waste at a suitable location and the destruction of encroachment along the river banks of the district in order to keep it clean and free from pollution.
After reviewing the district’s soil conservation and plantation plans, the officer asked DFO for a detailed report on the forest area that had been reclaimed from destruction. This was done within the shortest period of time.
The ADC also requested a report on the district’s works and directed the concerned parties to submit a vision document outlining the steps to be taken to conserve soil.
The Industries department was asked to collect and manage industrial waste in industrial estates in order to reduce pollution.
The Education Department was asked by DIC to create awareness among children about the need to preserve and conserve the environment. Similarly, DIC was asked to build an Affluent Treat Plant (ATP), at Shopian Industrial Estate.
ACD, Chief Education Officer and Divisional Forest Officer, ACP, Chief Evaluator Municipal Committee, District Officer Pollution Control Board and Executive engineer PHE, Irrigation and Tehsildar shopian were among others present at the meeting.
Beneficiaries are given immunity booster medicine
From January 14-17, the Department of Indian System of Medicines, Shopian organized several camps to distribute Immunity booster medications to beneficiaries of villages Keegam and Trenz.
Dr. Irshad Ahmad, Incharge Ayush Unit DH Shopian, stated that boosting immunity could play a crucial role in fighting the COVID pandemic. The public was asked to follow proper COVID SOPs. He advised people to avoid large gatherings and to use hand sanitizers as well as face masks.
Hundreds of immune booster medicine kits were distributed during the camps to the people living in these areas.
Locals expressed gratitude to the government for providing these medications at no cost.