New Delhi: Today Crawford Market in Mumbai was where Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis picked up a broom and swept a lane in this busy Market to mark the beginning of a 15-day mega sanitation campaign – ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’. The new campaign was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a vision to celebrate October 2 as ‘Clean October 2’.
PM Modi has urged his council of ministers to “make India clean” and ensure that the ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ (cleanliness is service) fortnight, starting today. He has appealed all of us to join for this massive Jan Andolan for sanitation from September 15 to October 2. Let’s unite!, says Devendra Fadnavis.
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Chief Minister Fadnavis was not alone during this mega cleanup drive, he was joined with his cabinet colleague Subhash Desai, MLA Raj Purohit, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Ajoy Mehta and other sanitation workers. They all collected the waste and disposed it in a dust bin.
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Appealing to the citizens of the city and the state to come forward to join government’s effort, Devendra Fadnavis added, “If we want to keep our city and surroundings clean, then we have to dedicate a few minutes daily on cleanliness. We have to make our city clean and beautiful.”
However, cleanliness was not the only issue he stressed upon, Mr Fadnavis who is impressed by the garbage treatment technology used in Goa and wants to replicate it in his state, during the launch highlighted the importance of segregating dry and wet garbage at the source of the origin and appealed to the citizens to help the BMC in this mission.