Cleanliness drive phase II launched in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district

The district administration on Sunday launched the second phase of sanitation drive at the division headquarter in Bharatpur

jaipur Updated: Dec 10, 2017 21:28 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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The phase two of the cleanliness drive was launched in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur on Sunday.(Representative Picture/AFP Photo.. )

The district administration on Sunday launched the second phase of sanitation drive at the division headquarters in Bharatpur.

In the day-long event, a flambeau procession was taken out through the city in the evening to motivate people for cleanliness. People from all walks of life including government officials and public representatives took part in the procession.

Under the first phase of the sanitation drive, organised on September 16, the district administration claim to have lifted 700 tonne garbage in the city.

In the second phase of the drive, jointly organised by the district administration, Bharatpur Municipal Corporation, Urban Improvement Trust (UIT) and non-government organization Lupin Human Welfare and Research Foundation, all 50 wards of the municipal corporation were divided in 10 zones. Each zone had an administrative official as in-charge to monitor the cleanliness work.

The municipal corporation arranged for 650 sanitation workers, 10 inspectors and 50 tractor trolleys, while the NGO provided 25 tractor trolleys and 4 JCB machines, along with volunteers.

In the last three days, the NGO volunteers and municipal corporation workers, with the help of equipment and machinery, lifted garbage in all 50 wards of the city. Government employees also cleaned their offices before turning to other places to take part in the drive. Policemen too lifted garbage on police station campuses in the city.

Bharatpur district collector Narendra Kumar Gupta urged people to shoot picture of those who spread garbage and upload them on Swachch Bharat Mission app. The idea was to shame people, who spread filth in the city.

Among those who took part in the procession included Bharatpur MP Bahadur Koli, MLA Vijay Bansal, city mayor Shiv Singh Bhont and Lupin Human Welfare and Research Foundation director Sitaram Gupta. The NGO director, Sitaram Gupta said sanitation drive should be launched in the city every three months.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his ’Mann Ki Baat’ aired on August 27, 2017, had made an appeal to begin cleanliness programme in cities.

First Published: Dec 10, 2017 21:28 IST