Delhi’s civic agencies launch fortnight-long cleanliness drive
Civic agencies in Delhi launched the SwachhtaHi-Sewa campaign, which would continue till October 2, in their respective areas on Saturday to combat the problem of waste and spread awareness on personal hygiene.
Union minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju was in Connaught Place to launch the campaign for the New Delhi Municipal Council. To sensitise and educate residents, the council started an intensive cleanliness drive, which included Swachhta rallies, mass pledgetaking events, street plays, sanitation drives in markets and residential areas, cleanliness drive for public toilets, bus stops, parks and schools. These drives will be continued for a fortnight.
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation also launched a cleanliness campaign for tourist destinations monuments and religious places in areas under its jurisdiction.