Early Times Report
Jammu, Nov 7: A Sale outlet was inaugurated by Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma and Mayor, Jammu Municipal Corporation, Chander Mohan Gupta as a measure to convert waste into resources including Agarbattis, Cloth Bags, Vermi Compost & Gau Ark in presence of Deputy Mayor, JMC Adv. Purnima Sharma. Jeet Kumar chairperson of Social Justice Standing Committee, Baldev Singh chairperson of Public Health Sanitation Standing Committee, Suraj Parkash chairperson of Swacch Bharat Standing Committee, Councillors and Commissioner, JMC Pankaj Magotra (KAS), Joint Commissioner (A), JMC Ashish Kumar Gupta (KAS), Secretary, JMC Sunaina Sharma (KAS), alongwith officers/ officials of JMC.
The pure organic agarbattis for sale at JMC have been made from fresh flowers collected by JMC from the temples across the Jammu city and the whole exercise of establishing and manufacturing agarbatti units at Ram Mandir Peerkho & Press Morh Bahu Fort with the aid from Indian regional Red Cross Society, was closely monitored by Secretary JMC, Sunaina Sharma (KAS) along with support from Secretary Red Cross, Dinesh Gupta and under active guidance of Divisional Commissioner Jammu & Commissioner, JMC.
The ladies self help group created with the help of councillors Narotam Sharma (W.no. 3) & Sharda Kumari (W.no. 47) for manufacturing agarbatti at both centers have put in stupendous efforts in promoting, making and selling of agarbattis and this Self Help Group which shall promote employment & economic upliftment.
Many self income generating units shall be opened in near future within limits of JMC.
The cloth bags on sale in the outlet have been made by various self help groups of women to be used as an alternative to plastic bags. The "Gau Ark" has been processed from cows urine and "Vermi Compost" from cowdung of stray cattles lodged in JMC's Cattle pound at Dogra Hall.
Apart from this, Enquiry Counter for instant guidance to General Public regarding complaints/grievances was also been opened for convenience of the public visiting town hall.