JORHAT, April 11 - Inaugurating the Swachh Mela 2017 at the auditorium of district library here on Sunday, Jorhat MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa urged the people of the city to keep their respective areas, offices and public places clean to maintain a hygienic atmosphere for better health and progress.
The MP and the officials of district administration said that they will never leave any stone unturned to make the city and its adjoining areas free from garbage and litter.
Along with MP Tasa, Jorhat Deputy Commissioner Virendra Mittal asked all the officials concerned of development blocks, gram panchayats to work properly to make the district free from open defecation to prevent many kinds of diseases.
Narrating the significance of the massive cleanliness drive across the district, Mittal said that the mission will be automatically successful if the citizens are motivated for the cleanliness programmes in their areas concerned.
Participating in the cleanliness campaign, the chairperson of Jorhat Municipal Board, Aruna Dutta said that the women in the city can play a very significant role in the noble cause. Besides, Buddhist bhante of Balijan Shyamgaon, Amritananda Bhikhu also appealed to the people of the district to keep their city clean for a better living condition.
It may be mentioned that 24,019 sanitary latrines were constructed in various localities of the district in the financial year 2016-17 against the completion of 12,544 sanitary latrines in 2015-16. In recognition of the contributions of many local citizens and workers of various water-supply schemes for better welfare activities, the representatives of six managing committees of water supply schemes, six gram panchayats and six self-help groups were awarded by the DC and the chairperson of Jorhat Municipal Board Aruna Dutta in the function.