North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) on Friday launched a week-long, special sanitation-cum-cleanliness drive ahead of Independence Day.
North Delhi Mayor Yogender Chandolia launched the campaign which is aimed at improving cleanliness and sanitation levels in all its zones ahead of the 68th Independence Day. The drive will conclude on August 15.
The emphasis of the campaign would be on micro-level monitoring of day-to-day cleanliness, lifting of solid waste, cleanliness of public urinals as also on preventive public health measures, repair and maintenance of roads, footpaths, pavements, parks, streetlights, etc. He said the corporation will also carry out a sensitisation programme.
Mohan Prasad Bhardwaj, chairman of NDMC's standing committee, said that fogging and spraying of insecticide for prevention of any outbreaks of water and vector-borne diseases would also be undertaken during the drive along with the distribution of chlorine tablets in unauthorised colonies, slums, etc.
The additional commissioners and heads of departments will carry out regular field inspections in different areas to monitor the drive so that immediate remedial action can be taken if any irregularity is noticed.