Kohima, July 31: Swachh Survekshan Grameen – ‘Cleanliness survey for villages’ was launched in Kohima today.
Assistant Commissioner of Kohima district, Vineet Kumar addressing the Village Council and WATSAN leaders official launching function at Ura Academy Hall here, emphasized on cleanliness saying that most of the landslides and calamities happening in and around the state capital this monsoon is because drainages are clogged by wastes dumped by the public.
He, therefore, stressed on the need for creating better awareness among the rural villages and the denizens while also imparting knowledge on waste disposal from childhood.
Maintaining that village councils in Nagaland are strong, he urged everyone to work towards achieving healthy and clean State.
On the objective of SSG-2018, Consultant for Drinking Water and Sanitation Mission under PHE Department, Nagaland, Thepfulie Theünuo said that the SSG campaign would be held in every village from August 1-31 where large-scale IEC and IPC activities would be conducted, which would sensitize the people about sanitation and SSG 2018.
Delivering the keynote address, Junior Engineer of DWSM, Neilhouzhalie Kense said the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation intends to go about with cleanliness survey for villages through an independent survey agency to develop ranking of 698 districts covering 6980 villages across the country on their rural sanitation status.
As part of the survey, states and districts will be ranked for their sanitation and cleanliness status following which top performing states and districts will be awarded on October 2 next.
“We intend to foster a vibrant and far reaching campaign to amplify the SSG 2018 and attract active and large participation from all the villagers,” he said, adding that “this survey is to instill a spirit of healthy competition by appealing to people’s sense of pride in their village and district’s sanitation and cleanliness aspect. (Page News Service)