rinagar Mayor, Junaid Azim Mattu on Friday met Union Minister Housing, Urban affair and Civil Aviation, Mr Hardeep Puri.
Mattu informed Union Minister that SMC is working diligently in the field to ensure integrated and scientific solid waste management.
Mattu informed him that SMC is meanwhile actively looking to implement a long-term plan for Integrated Solid Waste Management, which would enable to materialize the mission to develop Srinagar in to a clean, hygienic and litter-free city.
While discussing several issues pertaining to Manpower, Mr Mattu stressed that SMC is currently facing a severe shortfall of manpower, key mechanical equipment, adequate solid waste management vehicles and other infrastructure – as envisaged by the basic standards of the Swachh Bharat Mission guidelines.
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It was also informed Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) would require nearly 1,500 crores to ensure Srinagar has an optimal drainage network that covers the entire length and breadth of the city and to also de-silt and repair the existing Drainage Network.
Mattu requested Union Minister, Hardeep Puri to consider the re-appropriation of the Smart City plan allocation of funds for Srinagar Smart City Corporation Limited (SSCL)
Meanwhile, the meeting was attended by Rahul Kapoor – Director Smart Cities Mission, Naveen Kumar Agarwal – Director Swachh Bharat Mission and Rajendra Singh Jayal – Deputy Secretary Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India