Jammu, Apr 28, 2013: Notwithstanding the pitiable condition of rural sanitation across J&K, the state government has not been able to utilize generous central funding under Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC), which has now been renamed as Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA), in the past three years.
In the year 2010-11, out of total available funds of Rs 2373.18 lakhs, the concerned state government agencies could expend only Rs 1715.26 lakhs.
Jammu, Mar 31, 2013: Jammu and Kashmir government is contemplating to constitute a Committee to recommend amendments in J&K School Act, 2002 to incorporate provisions of Right to Education, Act 2009.
The government reply, furnished in response to question in legislative Council, states that Right to Education Act 2009 is not applicable in the state.
Jammu, Feb 6, 2013: N N Vohra, Governor, has called for urgent utilization of eco-friendly technologies for the sustained protection of environment and ecology.
The Governor said this while receiving a detailed presentation by a team of senior scientists of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on bio-digester based eco-friendly toilets, at Raj Bhavan, here last evening.
Srinagar, Jan 16, 2013: The government has candidly admitted its failure of not meeting the targets set for the previous year on rural sanitation front failure of which results in major health hazards and a threat to water bodies.
According to a booklet—Four Years Achievement—released by the Rural Development Department(RDD) on the eve of completion of four years of National Conference-Congress coalition, sanitation in the rural areas offers formidable challenge to health and well-being of the rural population.
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Jammu, Jan 5, 2013: The Jammu Municipal Corporation lunched an extensive day long sanitation drive on the periphery of MA Stadium where the main Republic Day function is being held this year.
In order to clean the area properly the JMC pressed men and machinery including JCB's and Tippers for desilting the Nallah and lifting of garbage, cutting of bushes and collecting waste material from the area.
During the drive nearly 42 Truck loads of such material was lifted and transported to the dumping site.
Thiruvanthapuram, Dec. 11, 2012: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday launched e-toilets that are customised to function automatically in extreme cold weather.
Tailored to meet sub-zero climatic conditions of Jammu and Kashmir, two e-toilets will be installed at Affarwat and Gulmarg on experimental basis. Besides, a sewage treatment plant will be set up at Dal Lake in Srinagar to address waste dumped by houseboats. Both the projects are being implemented for the J&K Tourism department.
Poonch, Dec 9, 2012: In order to maintain sustainable sanitation in Poonch and other towns, District Development Commissioner, Poonch, Ajeet Kumar Sahu, launched a mass campaign from Poonch town today.
Among others Superintendent of Police Shamsher Hussian, ADDC, Syed Anwar Hussain Shah, Superintendent District Hospital Dr.Mohammad Niaz and other senior officers of District Administration, prominent citizens including K.K.Kapoor, Dr.Subash Raina, Advocate Iftekhar Hussain Bazmi participated with dedication in cleanliness drive.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec. 9, 2012: Eram Scientific Solutions, manufacturers of ‘Delight’ e-toilet, is shipping out its customised solutions for use in Jammu and Kashmir.
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will flag off a container vehicle with the e-toilet components to the northernmost State of the country at a function here on Monday.
These e-toilets have been tweaked suitably for use in the geographical terrain and typical weather of the hilly State, a company spokesman said.
Jammu, Nov 9, 2012: Despite ban on the manual scavenging in Jammu and Kashmir, over 1.70 lakh households out of the total 20 lakh in the state are still dependent on human waste carriers or in other words dependent upon manual scavenging.
As per the figures available from the census Operations 2011, an alarming 160804 households out of the total 1497920 households in rural areas of the state are dependent upon manual scavenging in comparison with the urban areas, where 17768 households out of the total 517168 households are dependent upon manual scavenging.
Srinagar, Sept. 19, 2012: Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik has asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to conduct a fresh survey to ensure that no one is involved in manual scavenging, which is banned by law. The state authorities should conduct a survey to see if there is still any case of manual scavenging going on as it is banned now, Wasnik said chairing a high-level meeting of state government officials here yesterday.