DHUBRI, April 5 - In the Swachh Assam Mela, organised at the Raja Prabhat Chandra Baruah Playground on Tuesday by Dhrubi district administration, Malandevi village under the Raniganj Gram Panchayat was declared as the cleanest village in the district.
It was declared that the Malandevi village with 111 households has actively participated in the Swachh Bharat Mission and made the village free from open defecation with clean roads and garbage-free lawns of the houses.
It was also informed by the villagers that they use their traditional system of disposing garbage in their village. �We have kept traditional bamboo baskets in various places of the village roads and also in the households and lawns for throwing the garbage and trash. Each household collects the garbage and throw it in a pit made at the backyard of their houses. When the pit is about to be full, it is then filled with earth,� said Moior Rahman, the president of the Raniganj Gram Panchayat under which this clean village is located.
It was also informed that each household in the village has been equipped with proper sanitation system. Joymoti Roy, ASHA worker of the village, also confirmed that since the time they have adopted these cleanliness methods, the health issues in the village has drastically declined.
While addressing the gathering in the Mela, the Deputy Commissioner, Dhiraj Chaudhary, asked every village in the district to take Malandevi as their inspiration. �If a small village like Malandevi can, why can�t other villages adopt such healthy habits and make their village a Swachh Village,� said Chaudhary.
He also added, �It was possible for Malandevi because in this village people from all strata of life participated and within few weeks they made their village a clean place where each villager uses a sanitary latrine.�
The Mela was inaugurated by Chaudhary in presence of Executive Engineer (PHE) Hritesh Deka, Additional Deputy Commissioner Palash protim Bora, Assistant Commissioner Jintu Bora, Commissioner of Municipal Board Pranjit Warit, along with host of other dignitaries.