January 7, 2015 12:41:03 am
New Municipal Commissioner G K Singh in his latest orders to all the zonal commissioners on Tuesday said that “they need to organise meetings with religious bodies and organisations in the city and sensitise them to cleanliness while organising langars”.
The orders, accessed by Newsline, said, “It has been noticed that various religious bodies and organisations arrange langar (community kitchens) for the people at various public places but the waste and trash is thrown at the spot and not cleaned further. MC will be taking action if organisers do not maintain cleanliness during langars.”
The orders said that all zonal commissioners of A, B, C and D zones needed to organise meetings with religious bodies and associations and sensitise them to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan started by the Central government.
This is the first time that the MC has issued orders for maintaining cleanliness during langars as waste including plastic plates, glasses, spoons and even food items are normally seen strewn on roads during langars in the city during festivals.
When contacted, Commissioner G K Singh said, “My aim is to work for sohna (beautiful) Ludhiana, and uncleanliness during langars presents a wrong picture. Action will be taken if organisers do not keep dustbins and clear the trash.”
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