New Delhi: In a first, Varansi’s schools and anganwadis to witness a swachh change now – Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday flagged off a ‘Baal Swachhta Rath’ with an objective to maintain proper sanitation and cleanliness in all the schools and anganwadis of the district. The special swachh vehicle will be manned by five sanitary staff members and a driver, who will everyday go out for inspection of toilets there. At the inauguration event, CM Yogi Adityanath said, “The ‘Baal Swachhata Rath’ will spread awareness among children, women and commoners about the need of cleanliness and sanitation.”
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CM YogiJi inaugurating the Baal Swacchta Rath from Varanasi Circuit House.
CM योगी जी द्वारा आज वाराणसी में बाल स्वछता वैन (स्कूल स्वछता रथ ) का शुभारम्भ किया गया।#SwachhBharatAbhiyan #Zsbp #Varanasi #OpenDefecationFree pic.twitter.com/wYiErc6lsg
— Swachh Kashi (@SwachhKashi) January 5, 2018
Explaining the features that this special swachh vehicle will cover, the Chief Development Officer, Sunil Kumar Verma added,
Apart from 5 safai karmis, the rath will also have adequate cleaning equipments/materials, pamphlets for spreading awareness regarding Swachh Bharat Mission, open defecation and a feedback form. During the inspection, if the toilets in the schools and anganwadis are found dirty, then the sanitary staff will first make sure that it gets cleaned immediately. Secondly, a feedback form will be filled by them indicating faults in toilets there which will later be given to district’s “ODF war-room”, that will ensure that the violators take corrective action within 7 days.
He further added,
Shame letters will also be issued to Pradhan, Secretary and Principal of the schools specifying that they should immediately take the adequate action or face penal action.
After the flag off, CM Yogi Adityanath also distributed special kits to mahila-nigrani samiti and baal-nigrani samiti of the district. Children were provided with hooters with mike and siren facility, whistles, trek suits and caps. Whereas, women of mahila-nigrani samiti were provided with saree, apron and caps.
Within the total 760 gram panchayat in Varanasi, each one has 10 women in mahila-nigrani samiti, 10 children in bal-nigraani samiti and 10 men in purush-nigraani samiti. Together they ensure that no one with toilet goes outside to defecate in the open in their areas.