Commis-sioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation, Pankaj Magotra today visited land fill site at Kot Bhalwal and directed the concerned officers to carry out the land fill operations at this site on scientific lines so that minimum inconvenience is caused to the people living in the surrounding areas.
The Commissioner also advised the officers managing the site to make it green along the boundaries by undertaking an extensive plantation drive there during the ensuing monsoon. Directions were also given to erect temporary structure for better waste recovery for recycling to address environmental concern.
Further Commissioner, JMC also visited Municipal Animal Care Centre (MACC) Roop Nagar to check the Animal Birth Control/Anti Rabies Vaccination (ABC/ARV) programme which has been recently started by JMC to control the population of stray dogs in JMC limits.
The Commissioner was informed that JMC has taken effective steps for lifting of stray dogs ward wise and their sterilization at MACC, Roop Nagar. The Municipal Veterinary Officer informed the Commissioner that special care is taken to ensure that the dogs after sterilization are relocated in the same area where from they were picked.
Pankaj Magotra instructed the MVO and veterinary staff in the hospital to observe all the precautionary and regulatory protocols prescribed by the Animal Welfare Board while dealing with animals at the Centre.The JMC Commissioner was accompanied by Pardeep Singh Manhas, Joint Commissioner, JMC, Prem Singh, Assistant Commissioner (R), JMC, Jaspal Singh, Joint Commissioner (W), Health Officer, Executive Engineer(C),Municipal Veterinary Officer, Chief Transport Officer, Naib Tehsildar (R) and Informatics Officer, JMC.