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Cleanliness drive in Kohima, Dimapur
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, OCT, 16 (NPN):
Published on 17 Oct. 2009 12:31 AM IST
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State chief minister Neiphiu Rio Friday took the lead in a cleanliness drive in Kohima. Rio visited various locations in around the state capital and directed responsible officials to check the roadside buildings, proper lighting etc. He also instructed district administration to dismantle roadside urinals/bathrooms/pig sty, remove building materials from road sides and to persecute anyone who did not abide by rules and regulations, a DIPR bulletin reported. The CM further proposed widening of roads in certain locations in town. He also visited ongoing work at old border road in Hospital Colony-New Market-Daklane area. On his visit to control room at DC’s office, Kohima, the CM apprised the officials on certain remedial measures to be taken up in the town. State CM was accompanied by additional chief secretary and finance commissioner Toshi Aier; home commissioner Mhathung Kithan; urban development secretary Norman Putsure; DC Kohima; SP Kohima and other officials. The mass social work was organized by state government to provide a facelift to state capital before advent of festive season. The committee, under the supervision of urban development secretary and support from district administration and police oversaw logistics and other implementation works for effective management of mass social work. In Dimapur almost all the departments including DMC, district administration, fire brigade and police department participated in mass cleanliness drive in and around Dimapur town. Mass social work was carried out in areas including new fly over, Bata charali, Khermahal, DDSC stadium area, Duncan, Notun Basti, Signal, Dohbinala area, clock tower area, Burma camp, supermarket area, new market, DC court area and other colonies. Taking to Nagaland post, SP Dimapur Liremo Lotha disclosed that another mass social work would be organized on Saturday for the police department. DMC chief Khekaho Assumi said that though DMC’s prime duty was to keep the city clean everyone should be educated in keeping the town clean. As per directives received from state government, a mass social work was conducted throughout the state. Ward leaders, government employees, publics, NGOs and village elders participated in the mass social work. CM lauds Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio has expressed appreciation and gratitude to all sections of people who had participated in cleanliness drive. A press note issued by chief minister’s secretariat stated that chief minister has expressed “special appreciation” to administrations and its machineries, civic bodies, police and para-military personnel, social organisations and civil societies and public who contributed towards the success of cleanliness drive. CM has also appealed to all sections to keep up the practice of cleanliness of surroundings/colonies etc (With inputs from DIPR)

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