Imphal: Special National Swachhta Campaign was observed today at Lamshang Bazar. The campaign was organised by ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre, Imphal.
Speaking as the chief guest, education minister S Rajen Singh said that the traditional method of farming that had been adopted by our elders should not be ignored. Household and animals’ wastes were used as fertilizer by our forefathers. This system still exists in some parts of the state. The tradition of those days when organic farming was widely practised needs to be encouraged, the minister added.
Rajen Singh said that keeping our surroundings neat and clean will help to live with good hygiene. He said the public need to have the awareness of keeping our surroundings neat and clean.
Minister informed that the government has also launched schemes to construct houses for homeless people in municipal areas. Besides, with the objective to improve sanitary facilities, the government has also constructed sanitary toilets at Nagar Panchayats and municipal areas. He also stressed the need for a long term policy on waste management and disposal, adding new projects and proposals are also on the pipeline, the minister added.
A tree plantation programme was also organised as a part of the Special National Swachhta Campaign. The later minister led a cleanliness drive by sweeping the roadside of the Lamshang Bazar area.
The occasion was also attended by M. Keso Singh, Chairman, Imphal West 1 GP Level Multipurpose Co-Operative Society Ltd. Dr I. Meghachandra Singh, Joint Director, ICAR Manipur Centre as Guest of Honour and president.