Governor appoints SBM brand ambassador for NE states

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Dimapur, August 16: Nagaland Governor and National Brand Ambassador for Swachh Bharat Mission, PB Acharya has appointed Neelam Dutta of Assam, Ihohal Singh of Manipur, Ram Pada Jamatia of Tripura and Shoupen Phom of Nagaland as Brand Ambassadors of “North East NAMASTE States Swachh Bharat Mission” committee. Sotai Kri of Arunachal Pradesh has been appointed as the convener of the committee.
Swachh Bharat Mission was launched by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on 2nd October 2014. Under the mission, it is targeted to build one crore individual household toilets besides 2.52 crore community toilet seats. The mission seeks to eliminate open defecation and manual scavenging, besides promoting modern and scientific municipal solid waste management. The mission aims to achieve a clean India by October 2, 2019 Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary.
The newly appointed members have been asked to send quarterly report of their activities and initiatives along with photographs to Governor Acharya. The Governor stated that the Brand Ambassadors for other North East NAMASTE States will be nominated shortly. “North East NAMASTE States Swachh Bharat Mission” committee will work in coordination with State committee appointed by respective State Government.
(Page News Service)