NDMC launches two-month long special sanitation drive

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NDMC launches two-month long special sanitation drive

New Delhi, May 3 (PTI) The North Delhi Municipal Corporation today launched a two-month long special sanitation drive in view of the impending monsoon season as well as to augment efforts under the Swachh Bharat mission.

The NDMC said the drive would be launched in coordination with all departments of the corporations, NGOs, RWAs, market associations and other stakeholders.

North Delhi Municipal Commissioner Praveen Gupta said the drive is being launched to augment the efforts under ongoing Swachh Bharat Mission and all zonal authorities and officers at headquarters have been requested to undertake the sanitation work on a priority basis.

He said a comprehensive action plan has been prepared for strict compliance of all components of the drive.

“A special focus of the drive is to seek maximum possible participation and involvement of citizens. Special areas that would be attended during the drive are removal of malba and garbage from public places and dhalaos, silt removal and lifting, sweeping and cleaning of roads, pavements, lanes, bylanes, religious places etc and cleaning of public conveniences, public toilets by spray of disinfectants,” the NDMC said in a statement.

“Repair or maintenance of roads, painting of tree guards, road side dustbins etc, upkeep of streetlights, maintenance of water harvesting points, upgrading or rectification of road signages and road marking would be taken care of by engineering department of NDMC during the drive,” it said.

“Pruning of trees, cutting of grass and removal of horticulture waste from parks, roadsides and plantation of trees is another important aspect of the two-month drive.

Removal of illegal posters/banners/handbills, encroachment from public roads and unauthorised vehicles would be part of the drive,” the statement said.

A special focus of the drive would be on anti-larva measures on stagnated water to prevent breeding of mosquitoes, and curb the menace of dengue, malaria and chikungunya.

Besides, impounding of stray cattle and curbing illegal slaughtering and sterilisation and vaccination of stray dogs would be given special attention during the drive, NDMC said.

For ensuring public participation, RWAs, NGOs, market associations and senior citizens would be roped in.

Zonal deputy commissioners would carry ward-wise inspection daily along with their subordinate staff to monitor the drive and ensure its implementation at the ground level.

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