Sonkh (Mathura), April 7: BJP MP and veteran actress Hema Malini on Friday picked up a broomstick here to drive the message of cleanliness, and launched a service for home delivery of drinking water. She launched a “Home delivery water supply service” in Sonkh, which is a dark block and suffers from toxic underground reserves — considered a health hazard. The water to the town will be brought from a tube well some 6 km away in cans and jars and supplied to people at their homes at a nomil price. Hema said supply of safe potable drinking water was a need of the town. “Now RO water would be available to all,” she said.
Water will cost 20 paise a litre and Rs 2 for a can of 10 litre. After the launch programme, Hema participated in a cleanliness drive with municipal chairperson Manisha Gupta, with a broomstick. School children then took an oath of cleanliness — “Mann bhi saaf, baahar bhi saaf”. (IANS)