Mass Drive For Wall To Wall Cleaning Held In Bhubaneswar


Bhubaneswar: The capital city is moving ahead to ensure cleanliness in every nook and corner. Generating community participation models for cleanliness the city authority is covering ward-wise areas to orient its citizens about new initiatives of cleaning strategy today a mass cleaning drive was organised at the master canteen square.

The drive took place around 6.30 AM and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Mayor Sulochana Das along with BMC Commissioner Vijay Amrit Kulange were present with a team of corporators and other officials. Currently, devised initiative Tree Pole and Wall level cleaning and cleaning of grass, plastic and soil from the stretch was done. The cleaning today was directly observed by the city authority to set an example of wall-to-wall cleaning.

The area was littered by violators who have already been warned not to repeat the malpractice. “Beauty is dependent on cleanliness; we are inviting the public to take part in the drive so that they can understand the situation and extend cooperation. This is a practical approach where each citizen should come forward to make Bhubaneswar clean and make the drive community driven. The drive is made for public interest to uplift the city’s growth for achieving better liveability standards.

In some roads and avenues we find legacy waste and for different reasons such waste has not been cleaned, “we have deployed our manpower and required machinery to complete the drive in a timeline. Initially, we have a target for Diwali and upcoming world Cup hockey; if required more resources will be utilised to make the city clean. Our observation through corporators, ward-level officials and empowered Officers will continue.  They are vigilant about the situation.  Besides intensive awareness and repeated appeal few violators are coming into the picture. As per the norm, they will be fined with other enforcement steps applicable. For few violators, a major chunk of the public should not be in trouble” told Commissioner.

As instructed by the BMC Mayor, a pre-post situation analysis was done on the ground and the change of the landscape was demonstrated where newly joined Sanitary Inspectors were directly oriented on the approach. It was quite appreciated by the general public who came for a morning walk from nearby localities.

More than 40 trips of garbage have been generated out of the drive today. Team BMC visited the households of the area to pass on the message of the wall-to-wall cleaning approach.  A dedicated vehicle to generate awareness among the citizens was also engaged to percolate the message of segregation at source. Different places of ward no. 40 were under the strict implementation of the strategy.

Other dignitaries present were Public health standing Committee chairman Sri Biranchinarayan Mahasupakr, corporator of ward no. 40  Smt. Asia Begam and other corporators, Addl. Commissioner Laxmikanta Sethy, Addl. Commissioner Suryawanshi Mayur Vikash, Zonal Deputy Commissioner, SE Zone Priyabrata Padhi, Asst. Commissioner Ganesh Babu and a team of sanitation agencies from Jagruti Welfare Organisation. Event coordination was under the leadership of Suvendu Kumar Sahoo, Dy. Commissioner, sanitation.

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