SSG launched in Kurung Kumey

KOLORIANG, Jul 29: The month-long Swachh Survekshan, Gramin (SSG), a ranking exercise taken up by the central government to assess rural and urban areas for their levels of cleanliness, was launched in Kurung Kumey district on 28 July.
While launching the exercise, Deputy Commissioner (in-charge) Nighee Bengia urged the stakeholders, particularly the administrative officers of various subdivisions and blocks, to work together and create awareness among all sections of the society about the importance of working together towards making their district cleaner and a better place to live in.
PHE&WS EE Bamang Tadh highlighted the framework, objectives, parameters, and the goal of SSG-2018.
He informed that it is the first ever rural sanitation survey in the country to rank the villages, districts and states. The ranking will be based on their performance attained on key quantitative and qualitative sanitation parameters, and survey of public places, he said.
Kurung Kumey was declared an open defecation-free district in October last year, the EE informed.
The survey will be conducted by an independent agency from 1 to 31 August, during which the agency/team will collect citizens’ feedback through direct interactions or group meetings, visit public places like schools, anganwadi centres, public health centres and market areas, and collect data from SBM (G).
The best performing states, districts and villages will be awarded on 2 October.
The SSG was launched by the Chief Minister Pema Khandu on 25 July.
Saturday’s programme was attended by various stakeholders, like the departments of health, education, and women & child development.
In Pasighat, MLA Kaling Moyong launched the SSG at Yapgo village on Sunday.
He also joined the villagers in cleaning the village’s surroundings, along with local BJP workers and leaders. He enquired the villagers about the availability of drinking water and sanitation facilities.
Later, addressing a meeting in the village community hall, the MLA appealed to the residents to keep their village and surroundings clean and make cleanliness a way of life.
Moyong also highlighted various central and state government sponsored welfare schemes and projects implemented in the district.
Earlier, PHED EE M Dupak highlighted the aims and objective of the SSG. He informed that the central government has engaged a private body to visit the houses and various other public places during the next month to take stock of the rural cleanliness. (With input from DIPRO)