UP govt to organise 3-day massive-cleanliness drive from December 1

Lucknow: A massive cleanliness drive under the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission Urban’ will be organised throughout Uttar Pradesh, covering 750 civic bodies in 75 districts for 75 hours from December 1.

Under the sanitation campaign, there is a plan to convert ‘Garbage Vulnerable Points’, the ‘sensitive sites’ in terms of garbage collection in about 750 civic bodies of the state, into clean places, said a statement from the state government.

In order to speed up this campaign, instructions have been issued by the Municipal Directorate of Swachh Bharat Mission to all the Municipal Commissioners through a letter to fulfill the objective by undertaking the campaign within the time limit.

The letter titled ‘Pratibadhh 75 districts, 75 hours, 750 civic bodies’ gives out all the guidelines related to the campaign. To mark the last month as India celebrates 75 years of independence, the campaign is being started on December 1 by the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban.

The campaign also aims at creating awareness about cleanliness among people. For this, necessary resources and work will have to be ensured by identifying the garbage vulnerable points. The officials have also been instructed to ensure that the closing ceremony of the campaign is organized under the guidance and chairmanship of the District Magistrate.

Under the campaign, all the urban bodies are expected to re-mark all the Garbage Vulnerable Points in their respective areas. From December 1 to December 3, such sites will be eliminated permanently. The garbage received from the eliminated Garbage Vulnerable Points will be segregated as wet and dry waste, which will further be disposed and treated.

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Work at District Level 

The District Coordinator and District Programme Manager working at the district level will play an important role in the Swachh Bharat Mission Urban along with the officers/officials of the cleanliness cadre for editing the campaign. The public will be made aware through community participation.

All the GVPs will also be beautified and turned into either selfie points with space for senior citizens, or the place will be allotted to street vendors.

The top three civic bodies will be awarded.

The best performing bodies in the ‘Pratibaddh 75 Districts 75 Hours 750 Bodies’ campaign will be rewarded at the state level under 5 sub-categories based on population in 3 main categories namely Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council and Nagar Panchayat. The winning bodies in each category will be presented as ‘models’ for others.

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