NDMC launches cleanliness drive
On the first anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on Friday launched a cleanliness drive in Connaught Place, the heart of the national Capital, and various parks under the civic body’s jurisdiction.
The drive was inaugurated by Urban Development Ministry secretary <g data-gr-id="16">Madhusudhan</g> Prasad, who painted the pillars in the inner circle of Connaught Place. “The NDMC has been selected by MoUD as one of the 100 smart cities to participate in the Smart City Challenge Stage-2. The government is ready to provide funds and technical assistance but cleanliness is very important to convert the area into <g data-gr-id="19">smart</g> city,” he told reporters.
NDMC Chairman Naresh Kumar said the civic body had carried out several initiatives to maintain cleanliness in its areas throughout the year. “We have tried to ensure that Swachh does not be just a symbolic <g data-gr-id="18">drive</g> but things improve on the ground. We have also procured infrastructure to maintain cleanliness in all the areas. We are vying for the smart city tag and work is being carried out in a phased manner,” he said. A fortnight special cleanliness campaign was also launched by NDMC on Friday in association with Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs)and Market/Traders Associations for cleaning streets, bylanes, markets and parks.