ZT News Network
SRINAGAR, July 17:
With an aim of creating awareness about waste management among the people visiting Doodhpathri, the Jammu & Kashmir RTI Movement (RTIM) organized a sanitation drive wherein scores of activists of RTI Movement undertook sanitation work in Doodhpathri meadow. Along with this people who had come to visit this tourist place were sensitized about ill effects of garbage littering and destruction of environment.
The programme was organized by RTI Movement in association with Doodhpathri Development Authority (DDA). While addressing the RTI volunteers Chairman RTI Movement Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat urged upon them to continue the drive in other tourist places so that people visiting these places get sensitized. He thanked CEO DDA Khurshid Ahmad Sanai and his staff for their active cooperation.
“ We appeal people who visit tourist places to use carry bags to collect the waste they generate and not to litter it around. It is better if they get back waste with them and not dump the same as tourist places in J&K are under severe threat especially from emission of carbon from vehicles plus solid waste accumulation “ said Dr Raja Muzaffar
Dr Mushtaq Khan General Secretary of RTI Movement (RTIM) in his address said that RTIM is committed towards ensuring waste free tourist places.” We are trying best to sensitize visitors and sanitation staff both and in the coming months we plan to visit Aharbal , Yusmarg and Kokernag to undertake similar awareness camps and sanitation programmes ” he said
Earlier RTI Movement held its 2 day execute council meeting at Doodhpathri on 15th and 16th July wherein various organizational issues were discussed. During the meeting all the members were urged upon to make rigorous use of RTI Law in extracting more and more information about issues related to environment and rural development especially the steps taken by Govt to ensure implementation of various environmental laws like water conservation act , solid waste management rules 2016 , and Biomedical rules etc