GUWAHATI: CM Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday announced that 2,000 new houses will soon be constructed for the cleaning staff of the municipal corporations and bodies in the state. It will cost the state exchequer Rs 500 crore.
Sarma made the announcement after taking part in the ‘Shramdaan for Swachhta’ campaign at Gandhi Mandap here, in response to PM Narendra Modi’s call for a nationwide cleanliness drive on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti.
He cleaned a stretch of road leading to Gandhi Mandap and washed the feet of a statue of the Mahatma during an hour-long “shramdaan” .
Stating that the drive was carried out at 22,422 locations, the CM said, “It will help people understand the need for cleanliness and the pain and hardships that the sanitation workers go through. I felt their hardship with just 57 minutes of shramdaan. Now, people will understand the hardships of those who work for 8-9 hours to keep the surroundings clean.”
Published On Oct 3, 2023 at 04:00 PM IST
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