SRINAGAR: Following the progressive decline in the strength of the Shri Amarnathji Yatra, Governor N.N. Vohra, Chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, on Sunday visited the Nunwan Yatra Base Camp, accompanied by Bhupinder Kumar, Additional CEO of the Shrine Board.
Issues arising from the steady decrease in the daily number of pilgrims were discussed with Surinder Mohan Sharma, Camp Director, Mohd. Younis Malik, Deputy Commissioner Anantnag and other concerned officers. Governor was informed that a good number of pony-wallas and Palkiwallas had withdrawn and 7 out of 10 Langar organizations in the Base Camp would also be leaving in a phased manner as the daily arrival in the Camp had reduced considerably.
Governor observed that the existing arrangements would be suitably rationalised after 31st July in consultation with all the authorities involved in organizing the daily convoys of Yatris from Jammu. He noted that this matter had already been discussed with the Security Forces.
After the conclusion of discussions with the Camp Officers, Governor went around the Camp, visited the Medical Aid Centre, Langars, Shops and the area in which Toilets/ Baths are located.
Thereafter, Governor inspected the newly commissioned 300 KLD capacity Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) which is using Moving Bed Bio-film Reactor (MBBR) Technology. He spent considerable time at the STP and directed Additional CEO to ensure that sample tests of the STP’s final discharge were regularly taken and the test results shown to him.
Later, along with Deputy Commissioner and CEO Pahalgam Development Authority, Governor visited the Garbage Dump and the Solid Waste Management Plant at Sarbal, Pahalgam.