J&K: Govt-employees' salaries stopped for not having toilets at home
Sending out a strong message against open defecation, salaries of over 600 government employees in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar were stopped for not constructing toilets at their houses. Kishtwar District Development Commissioner, Angrez Singh Rana, passed the order yesterday on receipt of Assistant Commissioner Development Anil Kumar Chandail's report regarding non-availability of toilets 616 state employees' houses in Padder block. Here's more.
Jammu and Kashmir achieved 71.95% target under Swachh Bharat
J&K achieved a target of 71.95% with respect to the construction of Individual Household Latrines (IHHLs), verification, and geo-tagging of units under Swachh Bharat Mission. Kishtwar registered 57.23% success in this regard. Leh and Kargil districts, Shopian, and Srinagar have been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF). Anantnag and Pulwama are likely to achieve the ODF status by the end of April.
'It is shameful,' says Kishtwar District Development Commissioner Rana
After receiving Chandail's report, Rana took serious note of the matter. "It is shameful and depicts the government in a bad picture...being a government employee, our behavior and way of living should serve as an example in the society for others to follow," Rana said.
ODF targets achieves in various J&K districts
Of the ODF targets of various regions of J&K, Rana said 98.64% target was achieved in Pulwama district, 98.43% in Anantnag, 91.92% (Kupwara), 84.53% (Rajouri), and 72.95% in Kulgam. He added that 68.26% target was achieved in Doda, 67.59% (Baramulla), 67.44% (Bandipora), 66.74% (Ramban), 64.21% (Samba), 63.93% (Jammu), 62.99% (Budgam), 62.20% (Ganderbal), 61.45% (Poonch), 56.09% (Reasi), 48.41% (Udhampur), and 45.69% (Kathua).Share this timeline