From a Correspondent
Dibrugarh, Feb23: Under the Swachch Bharat Mission programme undertaken by the Government of India to spread awareness among the common masses regarding sanitation, pure drinking water and environmental cleanliness, mfakevillage in the district situated near harkatia on the banks of BurhidihingRiver, has achieved the title of Open Defecation-free Village.
To achieve this title, under the initiative of District Drinking Water and Sanitation Committee, a scheme was adopted by the District Public Health Engineering department. A firm decision was taken by the chairperson of District Drinking Water and Sanitation Committee and Deputy Commissioner, LayaMadduri, alongwith the member secretary BhaskorJyotiSarmah, to develop mfakevillage into an ideal and opendefecation-free village. As per the order of the Deputy Commissioner, discussion on the said matter was held between the local people and the officials and employees of different departments of the District Public Health department.
At the end of the discussion, a common decision to develop mfake into an open defecation-free village through 100 per centsanitation process and pure drinking water supply was agreed upon. In this regard, a local NGO med Tang Ni extended full support to achieve the mission.
As such, mfakevillage achieved the title of an open defecation-free village on January 26 for achieving the set goals towards Swachchta within a short span of time. A cash prize of Rs 1 lakh was also received by mfakevillage on Republic Day as part of the prize money announced to be given by Chief Minister SarbandaSonowal to every district for cleanliness mission.
In the Republic Day function atChowkidinghee field, the district administration took part in the tableau of mfakevillage which depicted the programme of Swachh Bharat Mission.
In the month of March, a NirmalGaonMela will be organized at mfakevillage, the place that adorns the biggest Bodh Vihar of Assam. Moreover, the village which is famous for research and study of Tai language and culture, attracts tiol and foreign tourists.