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Students for stringent action to maintain cleanliness

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 Oct 2016 12:00 AM GMT

GUWAHATI, Oct 2: Laying stress on the need of making cleanliness a continuous process rather than a phased one, a culture rather than an occasiol realisation, students of NPS Intertiol School, Guwahati have demanded of the State Government for meaningful implementation of Article 21 under the Environmental Laws of the Constitution of India.

As part of their move to maintain cleanliness, students of the school also took out a procession from the State Secretariat to Ganeshguri market area on the occasion of the completion of two years of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Gandhi Jayanti today. The students also distributed leaflets and cleaned the market area to create awareness among the masses about the importance of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a press release said.

In a memorandum to the State Government through the Deputy Mayor, Guwahati, the students of the school urged the State Government to maintain cleanliness throughout the State with active participation of ‘Green Brigade’ that was formed in 2014. “We suggest the process be made more transparent so the public is made aware of its progress. The overall motive should be to lead the State towards ‘zero-tolerance’ when it comes to cleanliness-challenging activities like spitting in public places, littering (intentiol or unintentiol), and uriting in public,” the memorandum said.

It also suggested introduction of newer concepts of waste disposal and recycling like skip hire, which would have all the potential to influence cleanliness at grassroots in various strategic places of Guwahati.

Demanding the government to take stringent action against those who never use dustbins and GMC-approved mobile vans etc., to remove garbage, students of NPS Intertiol School also advocate for putting GMC garbage bins under CCTV surveillance, installation of GPS tracking system etc., to ensure ethical dumping of waste.

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