Nashik : 520 tonnes of waste was collected and sent to the manure plant during the special cleanliness drive which was conducted under Swachhata Abhiyan, started by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make dream of Mahatma Gandhi true. Various social organisations and citizens took part in it. Meanwhile, awareness about cleanliness will be created in next seven days. NMC will impose a fine against those dumping the waste on black spots.
NMC had conducted a grand cleanliness drive from September 22 to October 2, 2017 as a part of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ fortnight. Mayor Ranjana Bhansi reviewed the works which were done with help of health department, other departments and citizens. Standing committee chairperson Shivaji Gangurde, house leader Dinkar Patil, chairperson of health sub-committee Satish Kulkarni, corporator Alka Ahire, Dikshatai Londhe, health officer Dr. Sunil Bukane, all department heads, divisional officers and divisional sanitary inspectors were present for the meeting..
NMC thanked people from social, cultural and educational fields, environmentalists, NGOs and students for their contribution. The Mayor instructed all department heads to take care about cleanliness on the backdrop of upcoming diwali festival.
It has been found that citizens are dumping the waste on black spots despite they were cleaned during the cleanliness drive. Waste was lifted from these spots in last ten days. Health department will create awareness among people in next seven days. 85% citizens are dumping waste into ghantagadi and 15% people are dumping the waste along roads. They will be disciplined by imposing the fine against them.
On the backdrop of this, health department will penalise those dumping waste at public and private places. An extensive drive will be conducted to discipline the citizens. A work will be done on regular basis to keep the city clean. Ghantagadi contractor will be penalised for irregular arrival of ghantagadi, informed health sub-committee chairperson Satish Kulkarni.