Shri Amaranath Sherine Board (SASB) reviews arrangements for Amarnath Yatra 2023
In Jammu and Kashmir, Principal Secretary to Lieutenant Governor and Chief Executive Officer Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board (SASB), Mandeep K. Bhandari yesterday chaired a meeting of concerned Deputy Commissioners and line departments to review arrangements for the Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2023.
CEO reviewed in detail the arrangements of sanitation services being put in place for the convenience of pilgrims at base camps, langar sites and en-route to the pilgrimage.
In order to keep the Yatra camps and tracks clean, the CEO instructed the concerned departments to appoint nodal officers at key locations to keep a close watch on cleanliness and sanitation operations in all camps and along the track, and particularly littering of waste and plastic materials.
He also issued directions to all the concerned departments to ensure the involvement of the Engineers of Jal Shakti department while installing toilets to make sure that there was no shortage of water during Yatra.
He further instructed the CEOs of Pahalgam Development Authority, Sonamarg Development Authority and the heads of the other agencies to take advance steps for scientific disposal of bio-degradable and non-biodegradable wastes, including plastic waste.
The camps and track must be totally free from any waste to avoid damage to the environment and inconvenience to the pilgrims during the Yatra.
The mechanism for registration, RFID and eKYC of Yatris was also reviewed during the meeting.