Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi on Thursday launched Clean Nagaon Green Nagaon Mission in Nagaon. Addressing the gathering, the Governor said, “Time has come we should realize that Swachhata is the greatest help that anybody can do for the society, as a clean environment leads to a healthy life and a dirty and unhygienic atmosphere spread diseases”.
He sought the cooperation from all sections of the people in making ‘Swachhata Hi Sewa’ a success and keep the surroundings clean and green.
Mukhi said, “We are aware that in order to have healthy and long life, we need to be conscious and take steps to ensure our village and town or city is kept clean and free from garbage. At the same time, in order to keep the environment free from pollution and generate clean air, we need to plant more and more trees.”
He also exhorted everybody to practice cleanliness in their thoughts and actions because clean thoughts germinate into clean actions and clean actions give rise to clean environment.
Governor Mukhi also appealed to all the inhabitants of Nagaon to consider swachhata campaign as a people’s movement to achieve complete cleanliness in the district.
The Governor further stressed that cleanliness at every level can be achieved if awareness is generated in every wards and consciousness of the people are to be created and littering of garbage should be stopped.
He also said that a waste management plant should be set for recycling the garbage.
Mukhi also said that Nagaon Municipal Board is a historic town dates back to the year 1894 and Nagaon town bagged the 1st Position in Swachh Survekshan Programme for the year 2017-18 in Category of North east zone outside Sate Capital.
During the last visit of the Governor to Nagaon town, it was observed that dirt and garbage was haphazardly strewn in various corners of the town.
After the Governor’s intervention, the district administration and Nagaon Municipal Board in order to streamline the waste management system, has taken the initiatives “Clean Nagaon Green Nagaon” for overall management of solid/liquid waste/garbage etc. so as to ensure making Nagaon cleaner and greener.
Initially this “Clean Nagaon Green Nagaon” programme was launched in eight wards and within a short period of time this will cover all 26 wards.