By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Feb 9: Swachh Survekshan 2018 is underway in Assam, and Guwahati has been vying for a higher rank in the cleanliness scale. The Kamrup (M) Development Commissioner, a cleanliness crusader, feels it necessary to ask government offices, which the State Governor is supposed to visit soon, to keep everything clean.
The natural question that arises is: why such a directive on the eve of the Governor’s visit? Do not such appeals to offices bar the Governor from getting the exact cleanliness scenario in offices?
Kamrup(M) District Development Commissioner Barnali Sarma reviewed the development projects being under taken in various departments in the district at a meeting of the District Development Committee held in the DC office here on Friday. She appealed to the employees of the offices that are supposed to be visited by State Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi soon to keep everything – right from toilets to boundary – clean. This happens only because the visit of the Governor is a scheduled one. In the event of sudden visits by any higher authorities the offices concerned are bound to be caught off guard, and the actual achievement in Swachh Survekshan 2018 could have been revealed. This is how the crusade against dirt is being fought in Assam.
Meanwhile, the district development commissioner asked the assistant labour commissioner to write letters to the District Joint Health Director to ascertain the respective ages of the child labouers rescued by the government. She also asked the Dairy Development Department to keep an eye on adulterated milk being sold in the city, the agriculture department to keep check on fruits being shown as ripe with the help of carbide etc. She also asked the Social Forestry department to plant saplings in all office premises in the city. The district development commissioner also took stock of the distribution of Kishan Credit Cards (KCCs) and PM Crop Insurance from the Agriculture Department officers present at the meeting. Besides taking stock of development works, she asked officers of the PWD, PHE, Health and Family Welfare, APDCL, Fishery, Industries and forest present at the meeting to submit reports of works to the office of the deputy commissioner on third and fourth instants of every month.
By our Staff Reporter