Abohar MC tries to shed ‘dirtiest town’ tag

ABOHAR: The recently notified Municipal Corporation (MC) has intensified its efforts to help make Abohar shed the tag of “dirtiest town”.

Abohar MC tries to shed ‘dirtiest town’ tag

Abohar MC Commissioner Poonam Singh provides rickshaws to sanitation workers on Saturday. Tribune Photo

Our Correspondent

Abohar, December 1

The recently notified Municipal Corporation (MC) has intensified its efforts to help make Abohar shed the tag of “dirtiest town”. In the Swachhata Survekshan report, Abohar had been ranked in one of the 10 dirtiest towns in Punjab. The Centre released the report in May 2017. Post the declaration of result, little improvement was witnessed in the following years.

MC Commissioner Poonam Singh on Saturday handed over 120 beautifully designed “Go green” rickshaws to safai sewaks to collect garbage from different localities. Also, with the funds provided by the state government, two tractors were arranged.

The MC has a strength of 150 safai sewaks, with some already equipped with such rickshaws as provided by NGOs. The rickshaws have a provision to keep wet and dry garbage separately.

As the municipal council continues to reel under the financial crunch reportedly due to dozens of scams committed by the staff in the past ten years, it has not been feasible to improve the infrastructure.

Singh also directed the staff to initiate an action against shopkeepers and vendors, who had allegedly encroached upon the footpath along the Railway Road, Circular Road and other areas, for it has resulted in unhygienic surroundings.

Go green 

  • In the 2017 Swachhata Survekshan report, Abohar had been ranked in one of the 10 dirtiest towns in Punjab
  • MC Commissioner Poonam Singh on Saturday handed over 120 ‘Go green’ rickshaws to safai sewaks to collect garbage 
  • Also, with the funds provided by the state government, two tractors were arranged

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