The Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) has started a Rispana cleanliness campaign under the Mission Rispana programme from Tuesday.
The corporation initiated the campaign on the instruction of the district magistrate, Ashish Kumar Srivastava meant for the revival of Rispana River in the district. According to the chief municipal health officer, Dr Kailash Joshi, the corporation deployed around 20 sanitation workers for the cleaning of the river on the first day near Chuna Bhatta area.
He further informed that about 100 metric tonnes of garbage, silt and sludge waste was collected and cleaned from the river on Tuesday. Moreover, Joshi said that about 18 km stretch of Rispana River comes under the corporation which is quite polluted and filled with heaps of garbage and sludge. The corporation will continue this campaign till the whole river area gets clean and charges will be imposed against those too who would dump garbage in the river, asserted Joshi. Meanwhile, the officials also disclosed that this initiative will also help the city to get some bonus points during the field inspection of Swachh Survekshan 2021 in March.