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My Village, My World” campaign launched in Reasi (05, August)
The Rural Development Department launched “My Village, My World” campaign in Reasi to focus on planned development of rural areas, conservation of water bodies and ensuring polythene free environs in the villages.
A grand function was held at Panchayat Mari in Block Reasi where in hundreds of Gram Sabha members including school students drawn from nearby educational institution pledged to make their surroundings pollution free, polythene free and open defecation free and green.
District Development Commissioner, Reasi Sushma Chouhan was Chief Guest on the occasion.
Chouhan kick started the campaign by planting a sapling of Neem Tree in the premises of the Panchayat Ghar and also dedicated a community sanitary complex constructed under Swachh Bharat Mission at District Hospital Reasi.
Addressing the participants, Chauhan said, “The mission is aimed at focused and sustainable rural regeneration. It is about preservation and revival of natural and historical heritage and stimulating the rural economy at the same time,”
She added that growing urbanization, haphazard constructions, social volatility and environmental degradation have adversely affected the support systems of human life – agriculture and tourism - to such an extent that with every passing day the situation is going from bad to worst not only in the urban areas but the rural areas as well. “And if we fail to act now, we will have to face the consequences of the nature’s fury,” She said.
Chauhan expressed satisfaction over preparedness for launch of “Clean Green Mission” by Rural Development Department and said that this programme shall go a long way in creating awareness any masses in general and rural areas in particulars.
She also laid stress on the field functionaries of all the departments especially Health, Social welfare & rural development to create awareness to use Garbage pits in by segregating gradable & non-gradable material and convert gradable material as manure for organic farming
Assistant Commissioner, Development Reasi, Suram Chand Sharma also highlight the milestones to be covered under this mission “My Village My World” to achieve the goal of cleanliness of villages and surroundings and stressed for plantation to make area green.
In the meanwhile, report of launching Clean Green Mission are pouring in from different Panchayats of District Reasi across 12 CD blocks.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Sujit Kumar, Bhawani Rakwal Additional District Development Commissioner, Sushil Kahjuria, District Panchyat Officer, members of PRIs were also present on the occasion.