In order to review the progress of Mission Rispana, the Dehradun district magistrate Ashish Kumar Srivastava went on a field inspection on Monday of Rispana River in Rajivnagar area. During the inspection, the DM instructed the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) to pick the garbage regularly from the Rispana river. He also directed the irrigation department to initiate tapping of the waste water channels and drains that discharge dirty water and effluent into the river. The officials from the irrigation department informed Srivastava that the tapping process will be done on 177 drains and the tapping of 20 drains will be executed by the next week.
Meanwhile, Srivastava directed MCD to use all its resources for the revival of the river while adding that the district administration will also provide funds to the corporation to carry out the work as per the requirement. During the inspection, the chief development officer (CDO), Nitika Khandelwal and senior municipal health officer Dr R K Singh were also present besides DM and the officials of the irrigation department.