Senapati: The District Administration and ICDS Cell of Senapati in collaboration with the Town Committee, Senapati and CSO’s Senapati conducted a cleanliness drive at Government offices, roads, schools & hospital, Senapati rivers and at various public places on the first day for the upcoming celebration of 4 years achievement by the government of Manipur under the “Ban of Single-Use Plastics”.
P P Ronald, MCS, SDO, Purul stated the present government is the government working for a change with a missionary zeal to bring all-round socio-economic development both in the hills and valleys. He also stated that one of the significant changes is the absence of blockades and bandhs.
He mentioned that Senapati district is the first district in the state to be declared as the Open Defecation Free under Swatch Bharat Mission on March 27, 2018. Unlike the past years, the district is fully electrified and its people are enjoying uninterrupted 24×7 power supply, he added. He also mentioned that the project of supplying potable water from Barak River to district HQs areas is on the verge of completing.
He said that under the Go to Hills Mission, two cabinet sittings at the district HQ had been held on April 16, 2018 and on December, 2020. On the second cabinet meeting, the government had inaugurated many projects- such as Transit Hostel for Doctors/ Teachers; Trauma centre and Blood bank Centre; full-fledged Higher Secondary Government School at Katomei village and 15kms approached road to Dziiko base camp.
With the launching of Go to Village Mission on May 1. 2018 at the district, services were made available to the far-flung villages in the district, he added. He further said that during the pandemic situations, the government brought back 5000 passengers to Senapati district where free lodging and fooding with free transportation and medical assistance were given. Under the covid vaccinations drive, 6161 people have registered out of which 2685 are vaccinated till date. He further mentioned on the infrastructural developments taken by the government in the last four years. Such as blacktopping of NH-2 from Mao- Koubru Laikhai, Overhead footbridge at District HQ, Apfii Saleki (Women Market), Multi-Purpose indoor stadium at Rikhumai Taphou consisting of 12 badminton courts with maple woods and Sports gallery at Mini Stadium.
John, President, Senapati Town Committee speaking on the cleanliness drive stated that after discussion with the district administration, various notices were served to ensure that the town is clean. He said that during the year 2020-21, the usage of plastics come down a lot in the town. He appealed the public masses to make use of dust bin and not scatter waste material around.
Youth and student volunteers, staff and student of MANEDA, Government officials and staff of different departments, women vendors, and the general public participated in Wednesday’s cleanliness drive.