JAMMU, Sept 7: The Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) will organize a thermal fogging campaign and special sanitation drive from September 9 to free the city from dengue and malaria.
Addressing a press conference here today, Chairman, Public Health Sanitation Committee, JMC, Baldev Singh Billawaria, said the special thermal fogging campaign will kick off in all the 75 wards of the city from September 9.
Billawaria said that the specialty of this campaign will be that through an advertisement in newspapers, the concerned councilor of the ward, SO and ASO, contact numbers will be published so that people of the ward, if not satisfied with this, can contact these numbers and lodge their complaint.
He said that the fogging campaign from one ward will proceed in the next ward only when the local councilor will give NOC otherwise the campaign will not go ahead because the corporation has received many complaints about fogging in the past. This NOC system has been implemented only to eliminate these complaints, he added.
“Jammu is a city of temples and there is a need for more cleanliness, for that JMC is going to start a special sanitation drive in the end of September in which lanes and drains in all wards will be cleaned on a large scale,” he said, adding, the campaign will run till October.
He said same like the fogging campaign, this drive will not be carried forward without the NOC of the councilor of the particular ward and the campaign will continue until the waste is removed from the last house in every ward.
Billawaria appealed the people of Jammu city to cooperate with the Municipal Corporation in these campaigns and not to throw garbage etc. in public places. He also stressed that people should collect garbage in their homes and put them in the dustbin installed in the proper place or use door to door service provided by the municipal corporation.