Local bodies in Manipur to get Rs 2 lakh each for cleanliness survey

The Government of Manipur has announced that each local body in the state will get Rs 2 lakh to carry out ‘Swachh Survekshan 2019’, a pan India cleanliness drive to be carried out between January 4-31 to rank the cities taking into consideration focus on citizen participation and awareness on sustainable sanitation measures.

The announcement was made by Thounaojam Shyamkumar, Minister of Municipal Administration, Housing and Urban Development at a one-day workshop on Swachh Survekshan 2019 held recently in Imphal.

Urban areas in Manipur were recently declared open defecation free (ODF) by the Quality Council of India (QCI), a year before the deadline set for 2019.

The fourth edition of Swachh Survekshan will further strengthen the state’s progress under the Swachh Bharat Mission of the Ministry of Housing an Urban Affairs, Government of India.

“The state government is vehemently committed to the ensure the better sanitary conditions across all length and breadth of the state…I appeal all citizens to show an overwhelming response of participation for this cleanliness drive programme, which in the long run would help in improving the state’s ranking,” said Shyamkumar.