Top official of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs visits Tawang
ITANAGAR: Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) DS Mishra along with Joint Secretary (MoHUA) Kunal Kumar, Joint Secretary Ministry of Power Government of India A Kumar and Secretary to Government of Arunachal Pradesh Department of Housing & Urban Development SK Jain visited Tawang on Friday.
The visiting officers had an informal interactive meeting with the beneficiaries of various schemes under urban development at the Circuit House. In his welcome speech, Tawang DC, Sang Phuntsok informed that Tawang has been declared first open defecation free (ODF) district and cleanest district in the entire Northeast. He said that inflow of tourists has been increasing every year, but Tawang urgently needs a solid waste disposal management system.
Interacting with the beneficiaries, DS Mishra said “Tawang has already achieved ODF in Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) and I hope the people living in urban areas will also achieve the same”.
In reply to the request made to his ministry for a sewerage system for Tawang, he said Faecal Sludge Septic Management System will be more appropriate. “People should come forward to keep their city clean and the government has been conducting surveys based on the garbage disposal of towns under the Garbage Disposal Protocol,” Mishra said.
Further Mishra discussed about other schemes under his ministry and asked the beneficiaries about the benefits and shortcomings of the schemes they availed.
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