Street vendors sensitized on Swachh Bharat Mission

Port Blair
1 Mar 2017

An awareness programme on “Swachhta” under “Swachh Bharat Mission” , an initiative of Govt. of India, was organized by Port Blair Municipal Council for the street vendors of Port Blair city. Around 240 street vendors from different wards of Port Blair city participated in the programme during which they were educated about maintaining cleanliness in the city by way of a skit exclusively designed by the Swachhta Awareness Team of PBMC for the vendors.
The Secretary, PBMC, Mr Yashpal Garg requested the street vendors to create awareness among the general public and the visiting tourists to maintain cleanliness in and around the city. He also stressed that cleanliness is not only the responsibility of PBMC but also the responsibility of the citizens of this city and together we can make the city clean. Smt Sashi Kaushal, newly  joined Secretary in Andaman & Nicobar Administration was also present on the occasion.
Stickers with captions on swachhta were handed over to the vendors with the request to publicize in there working places. The Swachhta awareness was followed awareness on various schemes of Govt. of India implemented by the Bank. The information was provided by Mr P.K.Ummer Farooq, Lead District Manager, State Bank of India.
He informed the gathering about the benefits of Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Beema Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Beema Yojana and Atal Pension Yojana. Mr Vijay Prasad Tiwari, Sanitary Officer, PBMC, proposed the vote of thanks.
Earlier, Mr R Someshwar Rao, Chairperson, Public Health & Sanitation,PBMC welcomed the gathering and appealed to the street vendors to join hands with PBMC to keep the Port Blair city clean.