The district magistrate instructed Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority (MDDA) to take action against the recent encroachments in Rispana River. Considering the challenge of increasing garbage accumulation near Rispana River, DM Ashish Kumar Srivastava also directed the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) to install dustbins in such areas. The DM issued these orders during the video conference meeting of District Ganga Safety Committee and Mission Rispana on Tuesday.
Srivastava instructed MCD officials to improve garbage collection service for the residents living nearby Rispana River and asked the corporation to prepare a better plan for the disposal of collected garbage. He also directed MCD to prepare a working plan for the revival of the Rispana River in Dehradun. Moreover, prominent departments and officials including MDDA, irrigation department, Peyjal Nigam and Sub divisional magistrates (SDMs) were also directed by DM to conduct a joint inspection to analyse the entire stretch of Rispana River and subsequently, prepare a plan. Meanwhile, Srivastava also directed the forest department to prepare a proposal regarding tree plantation programme in the district besides other related programmes as soon as possible.