MIRZA, Sept 7 - Kamrup district administration has announced five awards to those five government institutions that could prove to be the cleanest institutions of the district in a bid to promote the flagship Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Mission of the Centre.
Addressing a press meeting on September 3, Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup district Vinod Seshan, said that Swachh Bajar Award would be given to the cleanest market of the district while the Swachh School Award would be provided to the cleanest school of the district. He added that Swachh Anganwadi Centre Award and Swachh Health Centre Award would be awarded to the cleanest Anganwadi Centre and Health Centre of the district.
�Three Swachh awards would also be given to three offices � one Revenue Circle Office, one Block Development Office and one Police Station � of the district in a bid to promote cleanliness. However, he said that three bad offices would also be identified to declare as the three worst offices of the district who would fail to promote cleanliness,� Seshan said.
�The awards would be conferred October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi who always believed that sanitation is more important than Independence,� he added.
The DC said that Kamrup District Administration has taken various initiatives to promote Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Mission in the Kamrup district.
�During this year, Kamrup district has a target of constructing 25,487 numbers of individual household latrines and till date 8,551 have already been constructed with the cost of Rs 12,000 (with zero beneficiary share) for each latrine,� he said, adding that massive awareness drives on cleanliness among the public are being carried out by the administration.
He said that the administration have also identified Bongaon block as an �open defecation free block� of the district along with five other Gaon Panchayats from different blocks � Amranga and Bongara from Chayani Barduawar block, Lah Koyatol and Khetri Hardia from Hajo Block and Rajapukhuri from Rampur block.
Seshan said that eight markets of the district were being developed with the construction of Community Sanitary Complex at the cost of Rs 2 lakh for each. Currently, sanitary complex were being constructed at the markets located at Boko, Bijoynagar, Gumi, Hajo-Pakhamela, Numulijahah Parade Ground, Rani, Pachim Sajanpara and Balagaon Dar Ali in Kamrup district, he said.
A pilot project on Solid Waste Management have also been launched at Palasbari Municipal Town in association with ENVIRON, an NGO.