Punjab

THROW GARBAGE ONLY AT DESIGNATED PLACES; KEEP YOUR SURROUNDINGS CLEAN AND GREEN: DEPUTY COMMISSIONER

February 13, 2020 08:11 PM

Ferozepur (Vikramditya Sharma)

Deputy Commissioner Kulwant Singh exhorted the residents of the town to become an active participant in the cleanliness drive. The DC was addressing the inaugural ceremony of three day workshop on solid management, organized jointly by PIMDC and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. The representatives of 60 municipal councils participated in this workshop.

Inaugurating the workshop, DC urged the people not to throw garbage at any open space and use the designated places for dumping the garbage. He said that it was a matter of immense pride that this border town has been selected for the state level workshop as the Municipal Council Ferozepur has done good job in waste management in the past. 

While soliciting the people’s support, Kulwant Singh appealed people to keep their surroundings clean. Without people’s support, this drive to tackle solid waste, cannot be successful”, said DC Kulwant Singh. He also asked the officials of the various MCs to play a pro-active role to aware people about this drive besides enforcement job. The DC then urged people to segregate the bio-degradable and non-degradable waste at their home as both type of waste requires different treatment.

While soliciting the people’s support, Kulwant Singh appealed people to keep their surroundings clean. Without people’s support, this drive to tackle solid waste, cannot be successful”, said DC Kulwant Singh. He also asked the officials of the various MCs to play a pro-active role to aware people about this drive besides enforcement job. The DC then urged people to segregate the bio-degradable and non-degradable waste at their home as both type of waste requires different treatment.

He further added that during three days workshop there would be lectures on various techniques of waste management, production of compost from kitchen waste, adaptability of waste management practices as a source of income and many more important issues. He said that the teams of expert will make some field visits to evaluate the work done by MC under cleanliness drive. 

Divulging more, executive officer of Ferozepur MC Parminder Singh stated that the council has done an outstanding job in the field of solid waste management in the last three years, which made the authorities select Ferozepur for this state-level workshop.

Addressing the gathering, ADC (G) Ravinder Singh said that today most of the diseases are spreading out of filth and it was the need of the hour to be cautious in terms of cleanliness. 

Prominent among others present on the occasion were Kulwant Singh, Joint Director Local Bodies Department, Ajay Singh, CEO National Institute of Urban Affairs Ajay Singh, S. S. Behal, SDO Sanitary Inspection Sukhpal Singh and Gurinder singh. 

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