Shimla volunteers remove 3.5 tonnes of solid waste


Shimla : The Himachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board volunteers today conducted a cleanliness drive by collecting 3.5 MT of Solid Waste from various places in Shimla town and surrounding areas.

These include the Lift Nallah at Combermere, Lift Nallah at Slaughter house MC shimla, NH-5 from Tutikandi to Panthaghati, and Ashwani Khadd. Apoorv Devgan, Member Secretary, Himachal Pradesh Pollution Control Board administered the oath to the participants and led his team into the Lift Nalla and collected above 3.5 metric tonnes of waste all along. Subsequently the collected waste were sent to sanitary landfill site at Bharyal.

The cleanliness drive was also dine in the catchment of Ashwani Polluted River Stretch of Shimla in association 250 volunteers from Healing Himalayas, Shoolini University, Home Guard, SJPNL, MC Slaughter House, Elephant Energy, Oberoi Group (Cecil and Wild Flower Hall), Hotel Radison Jas group, Hotelier association, BDO Mashobra and MC Shimla.

The drives were conducted at three locations Lift Nallah (starting from lift to Lalpani bridge). National Highway (Tutikandi to Panthaghati) and Ashwani Khad (Gram Panchayat Pujarli and Rajhana) as part of the cleanliness campaign inaugurated by the state Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur for the period 9-15 August to commemorate the 75th year of Independence.