Jammu : As part of Capacity building of the Officers, a webinar was held on orientation of SBM-GPhase-IInd by the Directorate of Rural Sanitation, J&K, here on Thursday.
Charandeep Singh, Director Rural Sanitation, J&K, presented introductory remarks and explained about aims and objectives of the scheme.
Additional District Development Commissioners, Assistant Commissioner Panchayats of all the Districts of J&K, Dy. Director Rural Sanitation Jammu/ Kashmir and officer of Directorate participated in the webinar.
The experts from the Government of India were VinayTiwari, Ikshwaku Sharma, PankajDargar,.ShivaniSood, AnishaDey, Pankaj Kumar,. Ashish Sadhu and Sucheta Deb.
During the session, a detailed orientation of the Officers, regarding the various verticals of SBM-G, was deliberated upon. It was discussed that Swachh Bharat Mission(G) Phase-I was launched on 2nd October 2014 with an aim to achieve a clean India by 2019.
The Phase-IInd of the SBM was launched by the Government of India in February 2020 with an aim to sustain ODF status of villages and to improve the level of cleanliness of the rural areas through Solid Liquid Waste Management activities.
Discussion was also held on the involvement of youth clubs, NGOs, local organizations in SLWM for better implementation of SBM-G. The funding pattern of SBM-G and its convergence with MGNREGA, CSR etc was also discussed.
In the end, an open house discussion was held wherein the participating officers sought clarification on the construction of soak-pits, compost pits, segregation sheds, plastic waste management units etc which were replied by experts from Government of India.
The participating Officers was also asked to prepare for “SwachhtaHi Sewa” Campaign which is going to be held from 15th September to 2nd October, 2022.