Tassaduq Mufti visits Pahalgam to review sanitation at Yatra base camps

July 17, 2017 STATE 104 Views

Stating that improvement in sanitation at various tourist spots in the state is prime focus for the government, Coordinator, Chief Minister’s Grievance Cell, Tassaduq Hussain Mufti Sunday urged the officials to maintain utmost levels of sanitation in the Yatra base camps.
Tassaduq Mufti visited Yatra base camps at Nunwan and Chandanwari in Pahalgam to review the sanitation arrangements made at these camps.
During the visit, Tassaduq Mufti was accompanied by Chief Executive Officer Pahalgam Development Authority Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani, Executive Officer Municipal Committee Pahalgam Sarfaraz Ahmad, Deputy General Manager of SASB, Camp directors of Yatra base camps and officers of other departments.
The officials briefed him about the initiatives taken by them for ensuring proper sanitation at Pahalgam particularly at Yatra base camps.
He was informed that for sanitation at Yatra base camps, Shrine Board has setup STPs and segregation of waste at Nunwan and Chandanwari is also being done.
The team led by Tassaduq Mufti also took samples of discharge of STP’s.
On the occasion, Tassaduq Mufti said that sanitation is foremost for everyone’s health and no laxity should be allowed in this regard. He also interacted with Amarnath pilgrims and reviewed various facilities made available to them by the government.
He also visited government hospital Pahalgam and expressed displeasure over the over lack of proper sanitation in few wards of the hospital. He directed health department to ensure proper sanitation in and around the hospital.
which is primarilu due to the negative by the media outside.”
“People outside Kashmir are not aware of the fact that no death of the tourist has been reported in Kashmir except one who died while skiing five years ago. Tourists have been always secure here,” he said.
Sajad Ahamd an employee at houseboat said that the condition of the tour operators has gone “worse” due to the low flow of tourists from last few years.
“Tour operators are unable to deal with the losses. There are lakhs of people associated with the tourism business who are idling these days. We hope that.

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