Guwahati: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday launched the programme of distributing 114 skid-steer loaders and 116 tippers to 76 municipalities of the state at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra.
Saying that Urban Development Department has been working towards making the towns and cities of the state clean, Sonowal stated that Minister of State (Independent) of Urban Development Department Pijush Hazarika has taken initiative to provide modern equipments to the municipalities for carrying out cleanliness activities.
Now the urban bodies must utilize these machineries for augmenting their functioning so that their respective areas can be model towns and cities, he said.
The Chief Minister also urged the municipalities to take steps for properly maintaining the equipments distributed today so that people in urban areas can be provided a clean environment for living.
“The discipline, cleanliness and hygienic practices observed by the people of the state during the fight against Coronavirus would be maintained in future as well as it would help in making the towns and cities clean,” Sonowal said.
Speaking at the meeting held on the occasion by Directorate of Municipal Administration, Chief Minister Sonowal stressed on the need to fulfill Gandhi Ji’s dream of a Clean India (Swachh Bharat) by keeping the towns and cities of the state clean by the people and the municipalities.