New Delhi: The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) today launched a cleanliness drive in Connaught Place on the first anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission.The drive was inaugurated by Urban Development Ministry secretary Madhusudhan Prasad.The government is ready to provide funds and technical assistance but cleanliness is very important to convert the area into smart city, he told reporters.
NDMC Chairman Naresh Kumar said the civic body had carried out several initiatives to maintain cleanliness in its areas throughout the year. We have tried to ensure that Swachh does not be just a symbolic drive but things improve on the ground.
We have also developed infrastructure to maintain cleanliness in all the areas. We want to do the things in a pleasant manner, he also reported. A fortnight special cleanliness campaign was also launched by NDMC today in association with Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs)and Market Traders Associations for cleaning streets, lanes, markets and parks.