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CM flags off 58 Garbage collection vehicles in Doon

By Our Staff Reporter

Dehradun, 2 Jan: Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami flagged off 58 door-to-door vehicles for waste collection and management in Dehradun city under the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ from his Camp Office, here, today. On this occasion he also released a song based on segregation of different categories of garbage and waste.

The Chief Minister said that the availability of these vehicles will greatly facilitate the Dehradun Nagar Nigam in waste management. Dhami claimed that the state government is continuously working towards cleanliness in the state. He added that everyone will have to contribute to the Swachh Bharat Mission. Continuous efforts are being made by the government and the municipal corporation for a clean and beautiful Doon. Awareness towards cleanliness has increased rapidly among people. He said that awareness campaigns regarding cleanliness should be run continuously.

It may be pertinent to inform here that the 58 door-to-door vehicles flagged off by the Chief Minister today will be used for waste management work in seven assembly constituencies of Dehradun city which fall under the municipal jurisdiction of Dehradun Nagar Nigam. These constituencies are Rajpur, Raipur, Doiwala, Dharampur, Sahaspur, Mussoorie and Dehradun Cantt. To strengthen the system of door-to-door garbage collection, these 58 vehicles have been purchased by the Municipal Corporation under the Special Assistance Scheme with an amount of Rs 3.98 crores.

On this occasion, Urban Development Minister Prem Chand Aggarwal, Sainik Welfare Minister Ganesh Joshi, Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Bansal, MLAs Vinod Chamoli, Umesh Sharma ‘Kau’, Khajan Das, Savita Kapoor, former Mayor Sunil Uniyal ‘Gama’, District Magistrate Sonika, Municipal Commissioner Gaurav Kumar, Additional Municipal Commissioner Veer Singh Budiyal and officials of the Nagar Nigam were also present.