Nashik: Marking the occasion of World Environment Day, Nashik Municipal Corporation in association with NGOs conducted cleanliness drive at Godavari, Waghadi, Nasardi and Waldevi river. 160 tonnes of waste was collected and it was dumped at the manure plant. The NMC gave message of ‘environment protection through people’s participation’ through this cleanliness drive.
The drive was inaugurated near Kapila confluence in Tapovan area, Panchavati. Mayor Ranjana Bhansi, Deputy Mayor Prathamesh Gite, NMC standing committee chairperson Shivaji Gangurde, Municipal Commissioner Abhishek Krishna and other office bearers broke a coconut to inaugurate the drive. Thereafter all office bearers and officials wielded broom to clean steps heading to the confluence and nearby area.
NMC officials, employees and activists of NGOs collected plastic and other waste deposited along Godavari river. This waste was sent later to the manure plant. Deputy Municipal Commissioner Rohidas Dorkulkar, health officer Dr. Sunil Bukane, executive engineer Shivkumar Vanjari and other NMC officials were present.
Tapovan, Holkar bridge to Gauri ground, Gauri ground to Talkuteshwar bridge, Talkuteshwar bridge to Laxminarayan Ghat, Laxminarayan Ghat to Tapovan, Takli bridge area and Ghat, Nandur-Manur area and Ghat, ITI bridge to City Centre Mall, City Centre Mall to Tidke Colony, Charhatti (Laxman Zula), Rokdobawadi bridge to Camp bridge and Vihitgaon area were cleaned.
In addition, some organisations conducted the cleanliness drive at Balaji temple, Someshwar temple, Anandvalli, Sahdevnagar and Chopada lawns.
2500 NMC officials and employees and 2500 activists of 70 NGOs in the city took part in the drive. NMC used 1 robotic machine, 1 poklane, 16 JCBs, 14 dumpers and 20 tractors for the drive. 160 tonnes of waste was collected during the entire drive and was sent to the manure plant.