Pune: PCMC Launches ‘Swachh Teerth Abhiyan’ In 53 Temples In Pimpri Chinchwad

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Pimpri, 19th January 2024: In line with the “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan,” the Health Department of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has initiated the “Swachh Teerth Abhiyan.”

PCMC Commissioner Shekhar Singh announced that this cleanliness campaign will span 53 temples in the city until January 21. The drive is in response to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs’ directive to clean religious places and their surroundings, aligning with the upcoming consecration of Lord Shri Rama’s idol in Ayodhya on January 22.

Cleanliness Drive Highlights:
– Campaign Period: Till January 21
– Participating Temples: 53 in Pimpri Chinchwad
– Initiatives: Collection of usable items, deposit at RRR centres, clean urns for waste, plastic ban awareness
– Participants: Officers, employees, temple functionaries, citizens, students, organizations, and women’s self-help groups
– Monitoring: Geotagged photos uploaded daily on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan website

Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s directive prompts PCMC to extend the cleanliness drive to 17 major roads and squares in Pimpri Chinchwad. The campaign, spanning from 7 am to 2 pm, will involve coordination with traffic police for seamless execution.

Parallelly, in adherence to Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s instructions, a comprehensive cleaning campaign will be conducted in every ward. Former corporators, social organizations, and citizens are encouraged to actively participate.

PCMC Commissioner Shekhar Singh stated, “By the directives of the Union government, Swachh Teertha Abhiyan is currently in progress across 53 temples in the city until January 21. Active participation in this campaign is encouraged by former corporators, representatives of various social organizations, and citizens. Concurrently, following Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s instructions, a comprehensive cleaning campaign is underway in every ward.”

Yashwant Dange, Assistant Commissioner in the Health Department of PCMC, stressed the necessity of providing concise information, up to 50 words, to the health department regarding the Swachh Teerth Abhiyan program. This information should encompass details such as the program name, ward number, participating officers, employees, former corporators, organizations involved, and the identification numbers of the temples that underwent cleaning.