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State-level workshop for ULBs on Swachh Survekshan 2020 on curbing singe use plastic held

Chandigarh, Sep 20 (UNI) Mr A Venu Prasad, Principal Secretary Local Government Department Friday called upon the citizens of the state to launch crusade for curbing Single Use Plastic from 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 spokesman for the Local Bodies Department said the workshop was jointly conducted by Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs and PMIDC conducted at Chandigarh.
He said 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 per cent 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 among others.

The spokesperson said the National Project Management Team of MoHUA explained the 'Tool kit' of Swachh Survekshan -2020 last leg which will commence from January 4, 2020. He said 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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