Aalo Jan 04: A mass social service cum awareness programme on cleanliness was organized by Galo Ane in collaboration with department of Urban Development and Housing on the bank of Yomgo River at Puak Gumin braving against the winter morning drizzle today. The way to Yomgo River and stretches along the river was cleaned by Galo Ane and colony members of Puak Gumin.
Taking part in the social service, the West Siang Deputy Commissioner Swetika Sachan said that Swacch Bharat Abhiyan is a national programme and overwhelming response to this programme is a nice thing to happen here. Yomgo River has been a life line for the people dwelling on its bank from time immemorial and it is important to keep its cleanliness and sanctity through such awareness programme from time to time. Many things can be done on self help basis without depending solely on govt. as this dependence syndrome hinders community participation on many important issues that we can handle through collective approach. People should be able to identify degradable and non degradable wastes to dispose them off separately and she reiterated that many of the issues are also confronted by unplanned growth of the town.
The Deputy Director Urban Development and Housing, Er. Hally Welly disclosed that problems of drainage system, sewage disposal, community and individual toilets are mushrooming in the town and the department with help of Galo Ane Safai Abhiyan are putting up their best of efforts to sort out the problems here and there. The President GASA, Smti Jumken Doji Ete dwelt at length on the role of womenfolk for the last one year to mobilize cleanliness in sectors, Govt. establishments and market areas. Shri Karsen Lollen, Anchal Samiti Chairperson, Dego Panya also stressed on proper vigilance on disposal of garbage at Sipu and Yomgo rivers.
The Bazar President, Shri Duki Ete said that Market Committee has adopted various regulatory measures like installation of CCTV, Traffic regulations, drainage system, community toilets etc. through donations within the market community and appealed the district administration to look into additional burden of donation drives carried out by various organizations in the markets.