Lakhipur Municipal Board of Cachar District bags the title of 'Best Self Sustainable City' under 'Swachh Survekshan' in NE
Lakhipur Municipal Board (MB) of Cachar District has ranked first among northeastern states
Our next target will be Silchar town, We request the citizens also to join us actively in this endeavour: DC Keerthi Jalli
SILCHAR: Lakhipur Municipal Board (MB) of Cachar District has ranked first among northeastern states and has been awarded the best self sustainable city in the entire Northeast region in the population comprising less than 25,000 category in the 'Swachh Survekshan-2021' mission under the 'Swachh Bharat Mission (urban). The Secretary of Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs, Durga Shankar Mishra, handed over the award to the DC (Deputy Commissioner) of Cachar, Keerthi Jalli , Additional Deputy Commissioner and incharge of the Lakhipur Subdivision & Executive Officer, Lakhipur Municipal Board, Ruth Lienthang, CPO, SBM(urban) Lakhipur Municipal Board, Rajib Chanda at the 'Swachh Amrit Mahotsav' which was held at the Vigyan Bhaban, New Delhi under the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs on Saturday.
Expressing his happiness over the achievement of the Lakhipur Municipal Board, Lakhipur MLA Koushik Rai said, "It's a great achievement for all of us. This was possible only with the support of the citizens." He further said the work of sanitary staff, Municipal officials and NGOs helped the city in securing a spot in the national rank.
Elated over the achievement, the Cachar DC mentioned it as a benchmark and vowed to work more for in future. "Lakhipur has been declared as the sustainable city in the Northeast zone which is laudable. We must congratulate each and every citizen and every Swachhta worker. We are really happy with the achievement. However, 'Swachhta' is an ongoing process which needs to be followed all the time. We will keep working on improving our nationwide ranking" DC Keerthi Jalli said.
"Special commendation to Rajiv Chanda and the Municipal Sanitary staff who went house to house every day morning to ensure this necessary service runs hassle free. This award is dedicated to the sanitary workers who are the backbone of this achievement. I thank the citizens of Lakhipur for owning their city and ensuring it is clean" She added.
" Our next target should be Silchar town. In this endeavour, But for that, all citizens must join us actively ".Jalli quipped.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Cachar, incharge Lakhipur Subdivision & Executive officer , Lakhipur Municipal Board, Ruth Lienthang also expressed her joy and happiness on receiving this award, sharing her reaction on the achievement she said"We can achieve what we crave for if we will it, but if we do not crave for it, we will never achieve anything. In this regard, I would like to say that since the people of Lakhipur crave for a Swachh Lakhipur, we have achieved this status which is possible only because the people of Lakhipur craved for a cleaner town. I would like to thank the government for recognising the efforts of the people of Lakhipur to maintain cleanliness; and personally, I would also like to encourage them to continue doing so".
Mentionably, as many as 342 cities were conferred with star rating in this year's annual cleanliness survey, with a total of 4,320 cities taking part in it. The Union Ministry of housing and urban affairs (MOHUA) that conducted the 'Swachh Survekshan 2021' awards with the Quality Council of India (QCI) under the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U) said in a statement earlier that the sixth edition of the event has become the "world's largest urban cleanliness survey."
It's worth mentioning that the first survey was launched in 2016 with a total of 73 cities involved, which increased to 4,242 cities by 2020. The objective of the survey is to encourage Indian cities and towns to implement mission initiatives in a timely and innovative way, stated a press release.