Bilal Ahmad

Development of Sopore town a priority: Sehrish Asgar

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Sopore: Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar on Thursday said that Sopore was most important town in the district.
She said its development was on priority list for the district administration.
While addressing a gathering at Dak Banglow Sopore during a concluding ceremony of world environment month conducted by municipal council Sopore, DC Baramulla said that she would love to visit Sopore and listen to the issues and grievances of people here. “Soon after joining the district I made my maiden visit to Sopore,” she said.
She also imposed blanket ban on single use of plastics for which she started the drive at Bus stand Sopore along with President Municipal council Sopore Musarat Rasool Kar.
During the deive she made people including pedestrian, shopkeepers, and street vendors aware about the ill effects of plastic. She urged the public not to use polythene from today onwards.
She praised Sopore MC Sopore especially President Masrat Rasool Kar, who lead the programme with different themes conducted during celebration of world environment month.
“Sopore town has changed and more efforts are needed to make it a developed town,” she said.
About a garbage dumping site also which is long pending demand for the people of Sopore said that she will direct all the officers to work on it so that a sigh of relief will be given to the people.
Talking about horse carts (Tongas) Dr Sehrish said that tongas are not only in Kashmir but also run in many foreign countries.
“But the problem here is that owners of such tongas do not take steps to save the environment and are affecting the environment at large,” she said.
She directed Municipal Council authorities to guide and educate them too for the facilities to be made available so that environment will be saved without affecting their daily livelihood.
While appreciating the efforts of students who threw light on pollution and ways to save earth through different skits including the old famous Ladishah, DC Baramulla said that it is the need of the hour to boost the confidence level of the students so that they can achieve milestones in their career.
The DC Baramulla also directed education department and President municipal council to organise programmes on drug abuse also.

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