CHANDIGARH: Mayor Raj Bala Malik began the annual tree plantation drive of the Municipal Corporation by planting saplings of Jatropha at a park in Sector 8. As many as 152 saplings were planted. The plantation drive will be carried out during the monsoon,and more than 50,000 saplings will be planted in different wards. Municipal Commissioner V P Singh,Chief Engineer S S Bida and other officials were also present on the occasion. Another plantation drive was held in front of CBI Colony,Sector 29,and it was inaugurated by Deputy Mayor Satish Kainth.
Unhygienic food destroyed in raid
CHANDIGARH: Municipal Corporation seized and destroyed food items that were found unfit for consumption during a special epidemic raid held on Thursday. The raids were conducted in different parts of Manimajra. Fruits cut and kept in the open for sale,sugarcane,aerated water bottles and ice slabs were seized. The food items were later dumped at the Dadumajra dumping ground. Residents were advised to adopt hygienic habits and keep the surroundings clean in order to prevent water-borne diseases.