Eluru district stands first in the Swachhata Hi Seva programme in Andhra Pradesh

KAKINADA: Eluru district has stood first in the Swachhata Hi Seva Programme held from Sept 15 to 28 in Andhra Pradesh, by completing 9635 activities with the participation of 3,75,423 people.

The programme registered 18,54,383 man hours and 8183 images have been uploaded.

Annamayya district stood second by making 5658 activities with the participation of 120679 people, registering 248524 man hours and uploading 5498 images.

Anantapur bagged third place with 5130 activities and 148612 people’s participation, registering 388527 man hours; and 4772 images were uploaded. West Godavari stood in fourth place with 4844 activities, participation of 159518 people, 531727 man hours and uploading of 4649 images.

The Dr BR Ambedkar Kaonaseema district secured the 13th place, East Godavari stood at 16th place and Kakinada the 21st place.

Eluru district collector Prasanna Venkatesh said the district achieved more than 100 per cent of targets in the programme and stood first in the state. Thanking the people and the government employees, he called upon the people to continue this inspiration and take up more programmes. He swept the roads along with other officials.

He said that the panchayat department has actively participated in the cleanliness programmes. Several organisations both government and private participated in the Swachhata Hi Seva programme on Sunday for an hour.

State legislative council chairman Moshen Raju emphasized that the active participation of the citizens was essential to make AP a clean state. He participated in the Swachhata Hi Seva programme in Bhimavaram of West Godavari district. He conducted the cleanliness programme along with students after garlanding the statue of Dr BR Ambedkar at BN Road.

He said that on Mahatma Gandhi’s 154th birthday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave this call, and the AP government participated in the programme.

In Kakinada district, MP Vanga Githa, collector Kritika Shukla, housing corporation chairman Davluri Dorabab and others participated in a programme at Achampet. Githa said that the central and state governments have taken up many initiatives to improve sanitation.

Ambedkar Konaseema district collector Himanshu Shukla said 50 percent of diseases can be kept away if the cleanliness of the surroundings is maintained. He participated in a rally from Clock Tower Centre to Mummidivaram Gate at Amalapuram. He said Jagananna Arogya Suraksha medical camps are being organised in the district from Sept 30 and requested the people to make the best use of the medical services.

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