Special National Swachhta campaign observed at Lamshang Bazar
Education minister S Rajen Singh said that the traditional method of farming which had been adopted by the elders should not be ignored.
A Special National Swachhta Campaign organised by ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre, Imphal was observed at Lamshang Bazar on Tuesday.
Attending the occasion as chief guest, Education minister S Rajen Singh said that the traditional method of farming which had been adopted by the elders should not be ignored. “Household and wastes from animals were used as fertilisers by our forefathers. This system still exists in some parts of the state. The tradition of those days when organic farming was widely practiced needs to be encouraged,” minister added.
He said that keeping the surroundings neat and clean will help to live with good hygiene. He said that the government has launched Swachhta Bharat campaign and the public also need to have the awareness of keeping the surroundings neat and clean. It is the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he informed.
Minister said that the government has also launched schemes to construct houses for homeless people in municipal areas. Besides, with the objective to improve sanitary facilities, the government has also constructed sanitary toilets at Nagar Panchayats and municipal areas. He also emphasised on a long term policy on waste management and disposal. New projects and proposals are also on the pipeline, the minister added.
A tree plantation programme was also organised as a part of the Special National Swachhta Campaign. Later, the minister led a cleanliness drive by sweeping the roadside of Lamsang Bazar area.
The occasion was also attended by chairman, Imphal West 1 GP Level Multipurpose Co- Operative Society Ltd. M Keso Singh, joint director, ICAR Manipur Centre I Meghachandra Singh as guests of honour and president.