GORESWAR, Sept 20 - Baksa Deputy Commissioner Bhaskar Pegu inaugurated a district-level Swachhata Hi Seva in a well attended meeting under Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM-G) programme at the conference hall of the DC�s office at Mushalpur on Thursday.
The inaugural meeting was presided over by the Deputy Commissioner while the objective was explained by Manoj Das, TC of Baksa Division of Public Health Engineering Department. The main objective of Swachhata Hi Seva 2019 is �plastic waste awareness and management��, he said.
The Deputy Commissioner inaugurated the Swachhata Hi Seva programme by lighting the ceremonial lamp in the presence of guests and dignitaries.
Speaking at the inaugural programme, B M Roy, Executive Engineer of Baksa division of PHE Department highlighted that Swachhata Hi Seva is deeply related to Swachh Bharat Mission which was launched in 2014 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He also informed that 1,34,625 IHHL were constructed till April 2018 under the Base Line Survey of 2012. Accordingly, the district achieved ODF status under the Base Line Survey of 2012. A total of 6,617 dysfunctional toilets were repaired and made functional under the scheme of Swachh Bharat Koch.
Further, 32,058 LOB toilets (left out of baseline 2012) also exist. Additionally, 44 community toilets were also constructed to make the district ODF. Maneswar Brahma, MLA of Barama LAC while addressing the gathering urged the people to shun single-use plastic to fulfil the vision of the Prime Minister of a �clean India.� He also shared his experience of people�s behavioural change. People should go for alternative of single-use plastic.
Thaneswar Basumatary, MLA of Chapaguri LAC attended the meeting and said that awareness is a must to stop single-use plastic. The awareness programme must be taken to the village level to shun single-use plastic so that people would be ever alert about the dangerous affects of single-use plastic.
Dharma Narayan Das, MCLA of Nagrijuli BTC constituency and Robin Muchahary, Project Director of Baksa DRDA also spoke against single-use plastic.
The Deputy Commissioner while delivering his presidential speech drew attention to the ill effects of single-use plastic on the environment and the health of animals.
He also said that the district administration has already banned the use of single� use plastic and other plastic items of less than 50 microns. He also focused on making the environment clean and green.