Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Wednesday said that Clean India Mission by the PM has been valued by one and all across the country and in Jharkhand attempts will be made to adhere to the initiatives of the Government of India (GoI).
“The Jharkhand Government is working to fulfill the dream of Mahatma Gandhi’s clean India. The work is now in the final stage. ‘Swacchta Hi Sewa’ (Cleanliness is Service) campaign will start from September 15 in the country. During the campaign, people will take pledge for keeping their surrounding clean. The campaign will continue till October 2,” said the CM while issuing directives to all the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) of Jharkhand through video conferencing.
During ‘Swacchta Hi Sewa’ campaign, ministers, public representatives, officers, business organizations and representatives of social organizations will have to daily dedicate their one hour for cleaning up their surroundings.
The CM said that on October 2, Jharkhand will be conferred the tag of Open Defecation Free (ODF) State. The DCs of the 8 districts, which are lagging behind in making their respective district ODF have been given the deadline of completing the task on or before September 30. The CM further stated to chalk out a proper draft for improving the ranking of the State in the sanitation survey.
During ‘Swacchta Hi Sewa’, organization of special health camps has been also proposed. Also, covering all areas, short film based on the life of the Prime Minister ‘Chalo Phir Jeete hai’ will be shown through mobile LED vans to inspire people.