The Pasighat Municipal Council (PMC) introduced tricycles for door-to-door collection of household garbage in all twelve municipal wards. It was formally launched by the East Arunachal MP (Loksabha) Ninong Ering and Pasighat MLA Kaling Moyong in presence of Chief Councilor Kaling Doruk, MEO A Koyu, EE D Padung and councilors of all wards, at the main market Gandhi Chowk.
While addressing the gathering, MP Ering appreciated the efforts of PMC stating that tonnes of garbage is generated per day in the municipal limits and launching of tricycle for door to door for garbage collection was essential to keep the city clean and beautiful. People should shoulder their responsibilities seriously. They should neither litter, nor let others litter to fulfill Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of a clean and hygienic India. The MP appealed the citizens to join the cleanliness drive, launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi under Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) that turned into a national movement.
Earlier, MLA Kaling Moyong exhorted people to become active participants in cleanliness activities across the oldest town. Picking up the broom to clean the dirt is a good practice and a sense of responsibility has been evoked among the people through SBM movement. Moyong while appreciating the East Siang DMO, has said due to extra efforts of DMO and his team for source reduction and preventive measures, dengue and malaria was remarkably controlled this year. Pasighat has full potentials to achieve “Smart City” in next phase he asserted and urged the people to maintain cleanliness and hygiene environment and to spread the message of peace and tranquility which are prerequisite to achieve the goal.
CC Doruk informed that twelve tricycles were provided for a month on trial basis in the first phase and as per requirements, more tricycles would be issued in coming days to cover every nook and corners of the township by the civic body.