To engage the residents and various associations in sanitation activity, the urban local bodies (ULB) department of Haryana government has launched self-governance campaign. In this activity, residents will be involved in civic maintenance with the officials of Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG).
The campaign was launched on Friday and it will continue till May 5. The 15-day long campaign will engage residents and RWAs in activities such as drawing and painting competitions, dance, drama, cleanliness activities and mohalla sabhas (public meetings).
To execute the campaign in organised ways, the state government has also appointed nodal officers.
“The objective of the campaign is to promote social harmony, reach out to poor urban households, focus on enhancing the income of urban poor by giving livelihood opportunities, and strengthening our societies,” Anand Mohan Sharan, principal secretary, ULB Haryana, said.
Campaigns such as sweeping of roads, waste segregation and composting techniques were observed in last two days.
The nodal officer Vivek Kalia, joint commissioner MCG Zone 2, along with a team of sanitation experts, visited schools and colleges to give a presentation on waste segregation at source and composting
“Our experts taught students to segregate dry and wet garbage in different bins and how waste can be reused after recycling. Waste segregation is a big challenge at present and our aim is to educate every household to keep wet and dry waste separate to make the job of waste collectors less difficult,” Kalia said.
Kalia added that his team also visited Sadar Bazar, Basai Road, Arjun Nagar, Sector 56 and other markets to make shopkeepers and buyers aware of the hazardous impact of plastic bags on the environment.
The team also visited many composting units being maintained by RWAs and individuals across the city such as the ones in Nirvana Country, Sector 22 and others.