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Celebrate 550th Parkash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev ji by making Punjab plastic free State: A. Venu Prasad

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Chandigarh, Sep 21, 2019 (Yes Punjab New)

Mr. A. Venu Prasad, Principal Secretary Local Government Department today called upon the citizen of the state to launch crusade for curbing Single Use Plastic form Punjab. He also made passionate appeal to the public to work towards earning the status of ‘Plastic Free Punjab’ which would be a befitting tribute to Guru Nanak Dev ji on his 550th Parkash Purb being celebrated this year.

He was delivering keynote address after inaugurating the State Level Workshop for Urban Local Bodies on Swachh Survekshan-2020 on the issue of curbing single use plastic.

Disclosing this official spokesperson of the Local Bodies Department said that the workshop was jointly conducted by Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs and PMIDC conducted at Chandigarh. He said that about 400 participants from 167 UlBs including Commissioners of Municipal Corporations/Mayors , Deputy Directors Local Government Department, Executive officers of Municipal Council’s/Nagar Panchayats/Presidents, Sanitary Inspectors, Community Facilitators, staff of PMIDC participated in the workshop. Administrative Secretaries / representatives of 10 departments also participated in the workshop.

Mr. Ajoy Sharma Secretary Department of Local Government cum CEO PMIDC presented an overview of State of Punjab on SBMU and explained the activities to be undertaken during “Swachhta Hi Sewa” Campaign and collection and safe disposal of plastic waste. He also underlined the role of various department in Swachhta Hi Sewa Campaign.

Mr. V.K Jindal Joint Secretary MoHUA while delivering his address underlined the need for source segregation and processing of 100% wet waste, citizen participation in Waste Management, integration of rag pickers into formal waste Management systems, proper management of sewers, popularisation of alternatives to single use plastic like cloth bags , jute bags, steel utensils etc.

The spokesperson said that the National Project Management Team of MoHUA explained the Toolkit of Swachh Survekshan -2020 last leg of which will commence from 04th January, 2020. He said that the Workshop will go a long way in propelling the success in mobilizing communities in Swachhta Hi Sewa Campaign and curbing Single Use Plastic in the state.

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