Panaji, april 2, 2015 …. Highlighting the importance of sensitizing students on issues  concerning  sanitation and cleanliness   in the State  Chief Minister Shri Laxmikant Parsekar has called for involvement of Health Institutions, NGOs, Rural and Urban Local Self Government Bodies, Self Help Groups, Youth Organizations and Residents in cleanliness and awareness drives.

Addressing the State level programme on National Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Awareness at the Secretariat, Porvorim recently the Chief Minister said  efforts are needed  to sensitize  everyone on the issue of Sanitation and Cleanliness so as to achieve  the objective  of Swachh Bharat Mission by 2017.

The Chief Minister informed that  Goa has provided toilets to 72 persons households. However, slums he said pause a challenge  and that a solution can be found if all work  collectively. He also expressed concern that  at various places  sewage  is discharged into open nullahs.

Minister for PWD Shri Ramkrishna Dhavalikar who also attended the function  in his address stress the need to take  the Swachh Bharat Mission among  the people  so as to make  the country prosperous  in all spheres.  This he said can be accomplished through village level and by making  everyone educated. Cleanliness should begin at home he asserted. He called  for judicious  use of water and added saying that  Goa is one of the best State to provide  metered water  to the consumers.

Earlier, Shri Parimal Rai, IAS, Principal Secretary(PWD) welcomed. Shri D.J.S. Borker, Principal Chief Engineer, PWD later proposed vote of thanks.


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