‘Gandagi Bharat Chhodo-Madhya Pradesh’ Campaign from August 16 to 30

Bhopal : The Minister for Urban Development and Housing Shri Bhupendra Singh has said that the ‘Gandagi Bharat Chhodo’ campaign, started by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will be spread among the masses in Madhya Pradesh. He mentioned that ‘Gandagi Bharat Chhodo-Madhya Pradesh’ campaign will be conducted in Madhya Pradesh from August 16 to 30. Under the campaign, cleaning of personal and public toilets and work to generate consciousness among the citizens towards waste management will be undertaken. Shri Singh further urged the citizens of the state to participate wholeheartedly in the campaign, being started under the leadership of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan to make their cities filth free.

Under the campaign, on August 16 and 17, oath for cleanliness will be administered and deliberations will be held with the citizens in slums and colonies through non-governmental organizations in connection to maintenance of personal and public toilets. In urban bodies, oath for cleanliness will be administered in residential complexes, prominent places and offices. From August 18 to 20, online dialogues and discussions will be organized with youths and students in urban bodies in context to (4 R) i.e. No Plastic and Recycle, Re-use, Reduce and Refuse. With the help of civil organizations and Public Representatives, awareness activities will be organized in connection to ban use of plastic in markets and public places. The plaque run will be arranged by the citizens on this occasion.

Under the campaign, from August 21` to 23, in view of Covid-19, awareness will be generated among the people as regard to safe disposal of used napkins and masks etc. The civic bodies will undertake the work of cleaning quarantine centres, advise people to wear masks and honour the sanitation workers in urban bodies. Moreover, under the campaign from August 24 to 26, besides generating awareness about waste segregation at source and safe disposal of harmful waste in residential complexes, discussions will be held between the members of voluntary organizations and residential associations. In the last phase, from August 26 to 30, swacchta shramdaan will be done with the cooperation of civic bodies as well as organizations and special cleanliness campaign inside and outside all the public toilets will be launched by the civic bodies.

Instructions have been given to wear masks and to follow the protocol of social distancing mandatorily during the programmes and not to hold these activities in containment zones. Wherever, these programmes are oganized, stalls should be set up to distribute masks received from donors. Regular reporting of activities should be done. The Google link for this will be informed by the Directorate of Urban Administration and Development. A wide scale publicty of the campaign should be done to inspire and spread awareness among the citizens.

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