The Administrative Council (AC), which met here under the chairmanship of the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, today approved the proposal of the Revenue Department to transfer various parcels of land for public purposes.

Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, J&K and Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor, attended the meeting.

The Administrative Council approved the transfer of land measuring 06 Kanal in favour of Jal Shakti Department to construct Over Head Tank (OHT)/Rapid Sand Filtration Plant (RSFP)/Pump cum operator quarter WSS Barzulla Colony and establishment of PHE Division Office, Pulwama.

The Administrative Council further approved the transfer of land measuring 80 Kanal situated at villages Rakh-I-Asham, Sumbal (30 Kanal), Hajin (20 Kanal) and Bandipora (30 Kanal) in district Bandipora to the Housing & Urban Development Department (H&UDD) for establishing dumping sites for solid waste management. Proper and scientific disposal of solid waste will boost public health by providing a cleaner environment and assist in abetting environmental degradation and pollution, besides realizing the vision of litter-free J&K.