Guwahati: State Bank of India, the country’s largest bank adopted Nasatra village of Barpeta district in Assam under its Corporate Social Responsibility Scheme. In a series of function organized on Sunday at Nasatra led by State Bank of India North East Circle CGM Sunil Kumar Tandon along with other officials of SBI, a tree plantation drive was carried out in the village where some 500 saplings were planted. Later a cleanliness campaign was held under the Swachhta Hi Seva Campaign which is being observed by the bank from September 11 to October 2. During the campaign, plastic bottles and polythene bags were collected which were strewn on the roads and drains. The collected waste plastics will be given for recycling later on.
Further an awareness campaign was conducted at the premises of the SBI Krishnaguru Sewashram Branch, where villagers were given awareness about the menace caused by the plastics. Cloth bags were distributed to the villagers after the programme for use in daily life instead of polythene bags, stated a press release.