Howrah: Howrah City Police has organised an awareness drive to ensure a “Clean and Green City”. A rally was held in the area near Howrah Hospital, in which police involved local people. It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had stressed upon the need of taking steps to ensure a clean and green city, while addressing a recent programme.
She had mentioned the incident in which a person had spat inside the newly inaugurated skywalk at Dakshineswar. Read This – Clean and green Kolkata to be focus of KMC under Hakim Banerjee had also held a high level meeting at Nabanna and set up a committee headed by Chief Secretary Malay De, to chalk out a plan of action to ensure a “Clean and Green City”.
Policemen from Howrah Police Commissionerate, along with some local residents, urged people not to throw garbage on roads. It may be mentioned that there are several tea shops and eateries in the area near Howrah Hospital. The police went to each and every spot where garbage had been dumped.
According to a police officer, they found that garbage was dumped mainly on roads near tea shops and eateries. Owners of these shops were made to clean the same immediately. At the same time, they were also asked to join the awareness rally. Van rickshaw-pullers, toto and auto-rickshaw drivers also participated in the rally.
They were carrying placards with “Clean and Green City” written on them. People were also asked not to spit in and litter public places. The Howrah City Police has also taken up a move to clean the Santragachi Lake. Besides cleaning the lake, awareness will also be created among the local people so that no one dumps garbage in and around the lake that turns into a place of attraction every winter for migratory birds.
A programme will be held at Santragachi Lake in this connection on Saturday morning, in which senior officers of Howrah Police Commissionerate will be present.