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‘Quest to keep Dimapur clean complicated’

By Henlly Phom Odyuo Updated: Nov 06, 2021 7:11 pm
Trionix Dance studio and Warehouse Church members undertaking cleanliness drive in Dimapur on Monday.

Our Reporter
Dimapur, Oct. 25 (EMN): It seems the mission to keep Dimapur city clean and sustainable has turned out to be more complicated than expected as miscreants continue to damage items installed for beautification of the city.

The Trionix Dance studio and the Warehouse Church members shouldered the responsibility of cleaning three locations — the Parkway near Senti Hotel, Clock Tower and Shri Ramakrishna Society vicinity – in Dimapur on Monday. The drive was taken up under the Better Dimapur team.

A team member lamented citizens’ indifferent attitude towards keeping the city clean despite rigorously cleanliness drives being conducted in the commercial hub. The response from the people is disappointing; the volume of trash and the lack of civic sense continue to dampen the spirits of those involved in keeping the city clean, added the source.

‘The quest to keep the city clean is complicated if there is no participation or at least 1% support from the public. The cleanliness of our surroundings is our responsibility and the mission and quest to keep the city clean and beautiful will come around when the public extends its support by acting responsibly and not going around damaging public property,’ a member of the team pointed out.

Another member revealed that the spotlight, pipeline and water motor installed at the parkway were found missing when they reached the location for cleaning, while empty alcohol bottles and diapers were found at one of the locations.

Maintaining that the food cart area lacks hygiene with garbage strewn everywhere, the source suggested that those who run the food carts clean their surroundings after their day’s work.

It was informed that the Dimapur Municipal Council will take up another project to fill the potholes with the assistance of the Better Dimapur team.

Maintain govt. buildings — CS

Meanwhile, the chief secretary of Nagaland, J Alam, has issued a circular stating that ‘some of the directorate buildings and premises in the Kohima capital complex area are not being properly maintained and several such buildings present a shabby look because of overgrowth of foliage, dumping of rubble and so on along the office fencing’.

He said that it is important to keep the government offices and properties well maintained and clean at all times. While asking to ensure a healthy workspace, he also ‘encouraged the citizens to adopt similar good practices of cleanliness and hygiene’.

The chief secretary went on to request all the HoDs to actively engage in keeping their offices, including common area premises, toilets, stairs, parking lots, pathways and the areas surrounding the office complexes, especially on the roadside, clean.

All HODs have been requested to undertake intensive cleanliness drive by way of social work etc. in and around their respective directorate and other offices in the next 10 (ten) days.

Action taken may kindly be furnished by 31.10.2021 to the Chief Secretary’s office.

By Henlly Phom Odyuo Updated: Nov 06, 2021 7:11:42 pm