CORRESPONDENTS, LAKHIMPUR: Dhemaji district administration on Tuesday launched the Swachh Sarvekshan Grameen- 2018, a cleanliness programme of rural areas taken under the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. The inaugural function of the mission was held at the DRDA conference hall of the district under the chairmanship of Dhemaji District Commissioner Roshni Aparanji Korati. The officers and employees of the district PHE, Education Department, Health and Social Welfare departments, along with the officials of NRLM, dignitaries of the Bazaar Committees and religious gurus were present in the function.
Before the meeting commenced, the DC of the district flagged off the Swachhata Rath. Under this mission, a survey on cleanliness will be carried out in the district from August 1 to August 31, and the district will be given a national rank on the basis of the parameter of hygiene and cleanliness. The survey will cover the rural schools, Anganwadi centers, primary health centers, bazaars and religious institutions of the district.
TINSUKIA: With an intention to provide a national ranking on the basis of qualitative and quantitative sanitation parameters, the Tinsukia district administration launched Swachh Survekshan Grameen, 2018 at Hollonghabi TE on Wednesday. Held under the aegis of the district’s Drinking Water and Sanitation Committee, the programme was inaugurated jointly by Suren Phukan, MLA of Digboi, and Oinam Sarankumar Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Tinsukia, in presence tea workers and management of the tea garden. In his inaugural speech, Suren Phukan laid emphasis on cleanliness in rural areas and called upon the tea workers to be conscious of their personal hygiene. DC Singh said there should be extensive awareness programmes in villages and tea garden belts and urged the public to discourage open defecation.
Earlier, Partha Pratim Boiragi, ADC, outlined the objective of the programme. Taking a step further, a project called ‘Diviga’ was also launched at the initiative of SBCC of UNICEF and MoDWS in which free dustbin was provided to every household in Hollonghabi TE.