PCB misses out on the Swachh Survekshan awards this year

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Thursday, 24 May 2018

Priyanka Shrigiri told Sakal Times that this year awareness about cleanliness was not spread properly among citizens.

PUNE: The Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) was nowhere mentioned in the Swachh Survekshan Awards recently announced for all cantonment boards across the country. This dismal performance comes a year after it was awarded for cleanliness and greenery in the previous survey. 

The PCB does not feature in the rankings in the list released by Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri.

Priyanka Shrigiri, elected Vice-President of the Cantonment board told Sakal Times that this year awareness about cleanliness was not spread properly among citizens. She said, “Even after repeated anti-encroachment drives, people were illegally acquiring footpaths and open spaces. All the factors were not fulfilled for bagging the award or get rankings in the Swachh Survekshan award this year.”

In 2017, the PCB had undertaken various cleanliness activities to achieve the goal of clean and green cantonment. 

In compliance with the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2O16 an exhaustive programme for door-to-door collection of segregated solid waste, vermiculture project and open defecation-free campaign was undertaken last year. Thus, they received the award.

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