SSG-19 launched in East Siang

PASIGHAT, Aug 29: The PHE&WS department on Thursday launched the Swachh Survekshan Grameen (SSG)-2019 in East Siang district.
The campaign was inaugurated by Adi Baane Kebang (ABK) secretary-general Okom Yosung by flagging off a ‘swachhta rath’ in the office premises of the PHE EE here.
Addressing the gathering, Yosung said the campaign is being taken up across the district, covering three blocks, including 102 villages, to sensitize the people to the SSG-2019.
Urging the citizens to join hands in the mission, he gave assurance that the ABK would extend every support to the department to make the campaign a success.
Commending the department’s efforts, Deputy Commissioner Kinny Singh said the survey would be a positive step towards sensitizing the district’s people to sanitation practices.
“The survekshan would rank villages based on key quantitative and qualitative Swachh Bharat Mission-G parameters, like availability and usage of toilets, and sanitary awareness in villages. The rural community would be engaged in improvement of their sanitation status through an intensive and holistic campaign,” she said.
Singh informed that the mission this time would focus on solid-liquid waste management and plastic waste management.
PHE EE M Dupak informed that an independent survey agency would conduct the survey in all villages, including public places such as schools, anganwadi centres, public health centres and market areas, “and the result would be announced based on quantitative and qualitative sanitation parameters.”
He said the department, under the DC’s guidance, has already framed date-wise plans and steps to seek the citizens’ feedback, and would conduct large-scale IEC and interpersonal communication activities “to sensitize the rural people in the true spirit.”
The inaugural event was also attended by SSG-19 nodal officer Tadung Padung, and the ABK’s joint secretary Olom Pertin and secretary Talut Siram. (DIPRO)