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KISHTWAR: Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar, Ashok Sharma on Thursday reviewed the status of the water bodies which includes ponds and springs in the district here at a meeting.
The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Pawan Parihar; ACD, Kishore Singh Katoch; DFO Division, Vijay Kumar; ALC, Anoop Kumar, AO Tourism, Dalip Kumar Rathore, NT, Javeed Ahmed Khandey besides other officials.
During the meeting threadbare discussion were held regarding the modalities for the identification, preservation and the development of the ponds and the springs.
The Chief Executive Officer, Kishtwar Development Authority Pawan Parihar informed the a pond at Sarkoot near Gori Shankar Mandir is being developed and maintained by KDA but due to unregulated sewerage water and solid wastes of the locality is contaminating the source.
Taking strong note of the issue, the DC asked the administration to take strict action against the violators.
To develop the natural springs and ponds in the rural areas, the DC directed the RDD to identify protect and upgrade these water bodies under MGNREGA besides ensuring the sanitation of the same.