Governor reviews Progress of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan


The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, P.B. Acharya had a video conference with Deputy Commissioners of the District from Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 9th May 2017. In the maiden video conference with the Districts, the Governor reviewed on all important sectors, including Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, education, mid day meal, road communication, tourism, agriculture, Kishan Credit Cards, markets for local agricultural and horticultural produces, solar projects and e-learning.

It may be recalled that  Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Vanarasi on 25thDecember 2014 nominated nine prominent members (Nav Ratnas) as Brand Ambassadors for the Swachh Bharat Mission, of which amongst others, the Hon’ble Governor , P.B. Acharya, is also one of the Nav Ratnas.

The Governor has declared the nine Brand Ambassadors (Nav Ratna) for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at State Level for Arunachal Pradesh. The Governor said that each of State Committee members will be responsible for two to three districts. To involve large participation in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, each of these nine ambassadors will further form a nine-member Committee at District level in consultation with the Deputy Commissioner of the District. The District Level Committee will be headed by the State Committee Member who is in-charge of that District.

The Governor also suggested event to be organised in the schools and colleges, activities to be taken up for local citizens, organise Swachh Bharat Run etc to promote Swachh Bharat Abhiyan  and strive towards Clean and Green Arunachal.

The District Committee on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan shall hold a meeting at least once in two months at their District Headquarters and the minutes of the meeting to be sent to the Secretary of the State Level Committee on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan for necessary action. The State Level Committee on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan shall hold the meeting at least once in two months at Itanagar and the minutes of the meeting shall be prepared accordingly and initiate necessary actions and to be sent to Governor P.B. Acharya.

The Governor exhorted the Deputy Commissioner to assist and aid the NGO for Swachh Bharat Mission in the video conference. He also emphasized that proper toilet facility in the district, particularly in the schools and market places.

Expressing his concern on drug abuse and opium cultivation, the Governor advised the Deputy Commissioners to take bold steps and destroy the evil nexus amongst the cultivators, middlemen and abusers.

Sharing his experiences with the Deputy Commissioners, the Governor advised them to learn local languages to be in tune with local people of the District.

Deputy Commissioners of twelve districts participated in the video conference. Some of the Districts were missed out due to connectivity and technical failures. The District officials shared their achievements and challenges with the Governor during the two-hour interaction.

The Governor has appreciated the arrangement made by the National Informatics Centre for the video conference.


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