Swachhta Mission goes down the drain at Billyground

Report by: 
SUBRATA
Port Blair
11 Apr 2018

Achieving a 'Swachh Bharat' is on the top of the current government’s agenda, but the Panchayat authorities in the Middle Andaman region seem to ignore it if garbage scattered around the premises of Primary Health Centre at Billyground is any indication. Along the boundary wall of the health centre, one can find heaps of empty plastic bottles, plastic bags etc dumped everywhere. The local Panchayat body, however, appears to care two hoots in keeping the area spick and span.
“While the government is focusing on cleanliness drive, the Panchayat body here is least bothered on sanitation. Open dumping of filth mainly plastic bottles in a drain bordering the health centre is clear testament of the body’s inertia towards implementing the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. The district administration should take a strong note of the situation and take appropriate steps to dispose of garbage at regular intervals from the area,” said a Billyground villager.