Public representatives’ role vital in developing smart city

Mr. Shukla at Swachchh Bharat Mission’s workshop

shukl7.9Bhopal, September 7, 2015 (Ataullah Faizan):  A workshop was held under Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan to rid villages from evil of open area defecation, Vindhya Maryada Swachchh Gram Swasthya Karyakram and Vindhya Maryada Gram Puruskar at SS Medical College, Rewa today. Energy and Public Relations Minister Mr. Rajendra Shukla said that now every village will be made Smart Village. Role of sarpanch and other public representatives will be vital in it. He informed sarpanchs that Swachchhata Abhiyan will be meaningful only when their villages are rid of open-area defecation.

Mr. Shukla said that sarpanchs and all rural public representatives need to ensure construction of toilets in all houses. The Minister interacted with sarpanchs and learned practical problems in construction of toilets and assured them about proper solution to their problems. MP Mr. Janardan Mishra said that construction of toilets in all houses has become need of the hour due to shrinking land and rising population. He stressed the need for creating awareness about it. Zila Panchayat President Mr. Abhay Mishra said that the state government is paying special attention to rural development. Collector informed that there is target to construct 60 thousand toilets in the district this year. A presentation was also made and documentary screened on activities pertaining to construction of toilets.