- Arunachal Pradesh joins 15-day mega cleanup drive, #SwachhataHiSeva
- Minister Nabam Rebia urges people to participate in cleanliness activities
- The aim of the campaign is to celebrate October 2 as 'Clean October'
Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh joined the rest of the country and launched a 15-day mega cleanup drive – ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’, which was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to celebrate October 2 as ‘Clean October 2’. Urban Development and Housing Minister Nabam Rebia during the launch said, “Clean India is the dream of our Prime Minister, it will soon be a reality with all sections of the society supporting and joining the cleanliness campaign.”
Stating that the people of the state have realised the importance of ‘swachhta’, Nabam Rebia urged people to participate in the campaign wholeheartedly.
“The panchayats and municipal councils should shoulder the responsibilities in imbibing social awareness and civic sense among the people for a clean and green Arunachal,” he said and insisted the people to stop polluting the rivers in the state by throwing garbage. “Polluting rivers is a crime,” Nabam Rebia added.
The Minister also administered the swachhta pledge and flagged off four vehicles on the occasion. Urban Development Parliamentary Secretary, Techi Kaso, while lauding all stakeholders for improving the rank of Itanagar from third dirtiest city in the country to 216 clean cities this year in national ranking, further hoped that the rank of the capital city would be among 50 clean cities in the country next year with efforts from every section of the society.
The fortnight-long programme which would culminate on October 2 has a series of cleanliness activities planned throughout the state.