GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal attended the Swachh Mahotsav 2019 organised by Public Health Engineering Department, Govt of Assam and Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), Assam to mark the 150th birth anniversary celebration of Mahatma Gandhi at Veterinary College Ground, Khanapara in the city on Thursday.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister urged the people of the state to make the ‘Swachta’ or cleanliness campaign successful so that Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of a clean and green India could be realized in its true spirit. A society where human sensibility reigned supreme and cleanliness was taken seriously would be a developed society, he asserted.
He also called on the PHE Department to take steps for providing water health card, like the soil health card, so that people could be informed about the quality of their water. Making a clarion call for generating awareness among the people for rainwater harvesting, Sonowal directed the PHED to work towards providing safe drinking water to every household of the state by 2024 as envisaged by Prime Minister’s Jal Jeevan Mission. He also stressed on the need to avoid use of single use plastic in people’s day to day lives and importance to create a strong mass awareness against it. Earlier, the Chief Minister also inaugurated the newly constructed building of Chief Engineer’s Office of Public Health Engineering Department at Hengrabari in the city, a press release stated.