‘Carry your own bag’ drive kicked off in DLF-1

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Gurgaon: Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) launched a “carry your own bag” campaign at a mall in DLF-1 on Wednesday ahead of the Swachh Survekshan 2022 survey which is likely to start in January 2022.
MCG officials, in its campaign, appealed to residents to replace polythene bags with jute or cloth bags. Gurgaon was recently ranked 24 in the Swachh Survekshan rankings and is facing a challenge to sustain its position.
“Residents, traders and resident welfare associations (RWAs) should participate in the campaign and contribute to making the city polythene-free. People should carry their bags when they step out for shopping and avoid polythene bags. Moreover, residents should follow the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 and segregate their waste. The authorities are working, but we need cooperation from residents to implement the SWM rules and make the city clean and green,” said Dr Vaishali Sharma, MCG additional commissioner, who launched the campaign.
Rama Rani Rathee, councillor, ward number 34, said that the reason for Indore ranking 1 in the Swachh Survekshan rankings is the residents there contribute to making the city clean. “Everyone here will have to contribute at their levels so that Gurgaon also excels. We can start by making one block of DLF-1 a model block following all SWM rules, with each resident contributing to making the block clean,” added Rathee.
In the recent Swachh Survekshan rankings, Gurgaon scored 1,690.68 points out of a maximum of 2,400 points under the service-level progress parameter. The parameter takes into account segregated waste collection, its processing and disposal and sustainable sanitation and holds 40% weightage. Experts had suggested that Gurgaon improve in this parameter through preparations for the 2022 rankings.
Credit Source – https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/carry-your-own-bag-drive-kicked-off-in-dlf-1/articleshow/88039013.cms

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