Impose section 144 around Jhelum embankments: Div Com tells Deputy Commisioners

Divisional Commissioner Baseer Ahmad Khan

Srinagar: In order to stop littering and dumping of solid waste into river Jhelum, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed Deputy Commissioners (DCs) Anantnag, Pulwama, Srinagar, Baramulla and Bandipora to impose section 144 immediately around Jhelum embankments and take strict action against the culprits.

The Div Com also constituted Jhelum Task Force (JTF) for Anantnag, Pulwama, Srinagar, Baramullah and Bandipora districts, where the river Jhelum flows. The concerned DCs are its heads and the officers of Environment, Pollution Control Board, Forest, Urban Local Bodies, Muncipal Committees and Srinagar Muncipal Corporation (SMC) are its members.

The JTF members will personally review the implementation of section 144 and also review the cleanliness and eco-restoration works of the river. 

The JTF will send the complete report with photo and video graphic evidences to the Divisional Task Force which is headed by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir and heads of Environment, Pollution Control Board, Forest, Urban Local Bodies, Municipal Committees and Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) are its members.

Divisional Commissioner made these remarks while reviewing the progress of conservation and preservation works of the river Jhelum.