DC Budgam launches fortnight ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ campaign

Publish Date : 06/10/2018

Budgam, Sep 15: Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar today launched fortnight ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ cleanliness and sanitation program at Boys Higher Secondary School Budgam.

Speaking on the occasion, the DC stressed on maintaining cleanliness not only in houses but also on roads, drains, public places including tourist spots and all other surroundings for the healthy society.

The fortnight campaign, being organized by Union Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation though Rural Development Department would focus on   cleanliness programs, awareness generation regarding Swachhta to highlight the need for cleanliness in collaboration with higher education/school education departments and SHGs of UMEED.

Emphasizing on the effective cleanliness and hygiene, she said that we all must save our water bodies from getting polluted as our moral obligation not only to be safe from the water born diseases but also save them for the future generations. Besides, she also stressed on the judicious use of water and stop wasting the priceless resources as essential for all.

The DC asserted on proper disposal of both bio-degradable and non-biodegradable waste (plastic and polythene) and said separate dustbins should be used for the same.

Terming, public cooperation as must for the success of the cleanliness mission, she urged students and SHGs to be part of the drive and take it to every household in their respective vicinities.

She said that major focus shall be given on cleaning of water bodies, parks, roads, schools, hospitals and colleges during the campaign.

The DC also directed all BDOs to identify landfill sites for the garbage disposal in all villages of the district for effective cleanliness and hygiene.

On the occasion, cleanliness kits which include dustbins and brooms were distributed among the members of SHGs.

The said campaign shall be conducted at district, block and panchayat levels simultaneously and shall culminate on October-2, on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.

The DDC instructed all officers that the focus should be given on mobilizing the local people through community participation in the cleanliness drives, besides generating mass awareness through the media.

Later, the DC headed cleanliness drive in which scores of SHGs and students participated and cleaned the premises of BHSS Budgam, adjoining roads and office premises.

Among others, the drive was attended by ACD Budgam, DPO, BDO Budgam and Principal BHSS Budgam.