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PMC to launch ‘mission sanitation’ today

TNN, 11 September 2014


Patna: State Urban Development and Housing Department (UDHD) has asked Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) to get its tasks executed at the earliest. First in its list is 'mission sanitation', which the civic body will launch on Friday. The department will help in case of staff crunch.


At a meeting chaired by UDHD secretary Sandeep Poundrik a few days back, the department directed the PMC to take up 'mission sanitation' on urgent basis for the approaching festival season. Additional municipal commissioner (AMC) Shrisat Kapil Ashok told TOI a team of 60 to 70 sanitary workers in each circle would work under the supervision of their respective executive officers during the 'sanitation mission' from Friday.


Also, the PMC has ordered for over 360 handcarts to pick up garbage from streets. It has also sanctioned Rs3.55 lakh for the repair of old handcarts. A sum of Rs22 lakh has been sanctioned from the emergency fund for the purchase of brooms, limestone and bleaching powder. PMC commissioner Kuldip Narayan has also directed the chief sanitation officers to assure regular cleaning and sprinkling of limestone and bleaching powder. Read more....