Raipur : Daylong workshop on 'Cleanliness Survey 2018' held

 

Proper disposal of waste collected in cities necessary

Ambikapur model to be implemented in all the cities of Chhattisgarh : Mr. Amar Agrawal

Elected office-bearers and officers of urban bodies attended the workshop

Raipur, 18 September 2017

All the 168 urban bodies of Chhattisgarh are gearing up to achieve the target of cleanliness under Clean India Mission (Urban). In the same sequence, cleanliness system of urban bodies will be evaluated under nationwide 'Cleanliness Survey 2018' to be conducted next year in the month of January-February. Today a daylong workshop was held on the topic of 'Cleanliness Survey 2018' in Raipur today in capital city Raipur. Urban Administration Minister Mr. Agrawal inaugurated the workshop and released 'Swachhata Sarvekshan 2018- Swachhata Ki Jyot Jaagi' booklet.

On the occasion, Mr. Agrawal felicitated the elected chief office-bearers of 47 urban bodies of state, which have been declared as 'open-defecation free' by state government, with shawl and shreefal. Mayors of Municipal Corporations in State and Presidents of Nagar Panchayats and Municipal Councils are attended this workshop. In his address to the workshop, Mr. Agrawal said that 106 out of 168 urban bodies in state have been declared as open defecation free, for which office-bearers, officials-employees of these bodies are to be congratulated. It is their hard work and consistent efforts which have led to this achievement. He said that Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi has pledged to make the entire nation 'open-defecation free by October 2, 2019, but head of the state Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has pledged to make Chhattisgarh 'open-defecation free state' an year before, i.e. by October 2, 2018. Urban Administration Minister said that a well planned strategy is required for achievement of this goal. He said that under the leadership of Chief Minister, State Government ensured that the urban bodies never fall short of funds and in future also, state government will provide sufficient funds for cleanliness mission.

Mr. Agrawal emphasized that all the urban bodies of state should compulsorily adopt and implement the Ambikapur model under Mission Clean City by December 2017. He said that State Government will extend every possible support for the implementation. Women self-help group will be formed. Urban bodies have the plan of distributing two dustbins in every household. Besides, container, e-rickshaw, will also be provided by state government. Urban Administration Minister said that public participation is necessary for making Mission Clean City a success. Special Secretary Urban Administration Department Dr Rohit Yadav also addressed the workshop. Experts of Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, Government of India gave presentation on Cleanliness Survey 2018 Part-1. In the second session, discussions and questionnaire were organized. Later representatives of Nishtha organization gave presentation on ICT based attendance system. Director Urban Administration Mr. Niranjan Das proposed vote of thanks.

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