Swachhata Survekshan 2020 kicked off in Ghaziabad with a gala function organized by Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam (GNN) at ITS College near Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad.
The event saw colourful programmes and dramas by students who also were participants in the programme cum workshop for all students, principals of various GNN schools and GNN officials and employees.
Municipal Commissioner Dinesh Chandra Singh focused on ill effects of using plastic when he said that three Rs need to be followed which are reuse, recycle and refuse plastic. He apprised hoe the GNN has created a Bartan Bank that can be utilized for eating food in functions and bhandaras during festive season. He added that these Bartan Banks will be available in all 5 zones of the GNN.
Singh also appealed to the masses, all stakeholders, RWAs and everyone concerned to come forward to extend cooperation in Seachhata drive.
SSP Ghaziabad Sudhir Singh and DM Ajay Shankar Pandey who also attended the function also said in one voice that Swachhata was a moral duty & right concerning every citizen and any drive cannot be a success unless people actively participate in it.
Col T P Tyagi (retd) of RWA Federation also spoke about perils of using plactic but also outlined the difference in various kinds of plastic and the hazards accompanying it. He also exhorted the students to inculcate Swachhata in their routine.
Mayor Asha Sharma pointed out the issue of dumping site at GAland and averred that soon the waste-to-energy plant there would be made operational where 1,400 MT of garbage would be taken for disposal.
The participants were apprised that this time around several new parameters such as air pollution & control and converting waste water into usable water for horticultural purposes have been added to the Swachhata drive, that makes it far more challenging than the previous drives.
However, the real test of the GNN would lie ahead when its employees would be assigned duties in their respective zones, a task that is herculean, side by side their normal duties.
–By Prasoon Pant