Guwahati: In a move aimed at spearheading the practice of cleanliness in Assam, State chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma commented that an inter-district Swachhata competition shall be held across the State. Sarma also declared that the winning district will be awarded a sum of Rs 100 crores and the same to be utilised for developmental activities of the concerned district.
Speaking at a function held in Khumtai constituency of Golaghat district on Saturday, Sarma stated that as a mark of respect towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for cleanliness (Swachhata), the inter-district competition will be an endeavour to turn Assam one of the cleanest States in the country. He added that a blue print would be created for the smooth conduct of the competition.
Sarma Sarma visited three places of Khumtai constituency to announce results of the inter-village and inter-tea garden cleanliness competition for four Zila Parishad constituency areas (Brahmaputra ZPC, Khumtai ZPC, Kothalguri ZPC and Dakhin Hengera ZPC). Five villages from each ZPC area and three tea gardens were chosen in recognition of their performance.
The first position holder village and tea garden are awarded with the amount equivalent to the construction of two kilometers of road, second position holders are awarded with cash prize of Rs 20 lakh, third position is Rs 16 lakh, fourth position is Rs 10 lakh and fifth position is Rs 6 lakh. Half of the amount will be provided by local legislator Mrinal Saikia from the local area development fund at his disposal and the remaining will be borne by the State government.