IMPHAL, October 2: The “Keep Imphal East district clean and green” campaign jointly initiated by Imphal east district Police in collaboration with IMC, youth clubs and NGOs like CRED, Workers Union and general public, concluded today.
The concluding campaign was held today at Lamlong bazaar with the district police conducting a mass cleanliness drive along with NGOs. A huge number of police personnel of the district came out during the drive that started from early morning today.
Speaking to media persons, senior Superintendent of Police, Imphal East district, Clay Khongsai stated that the cleanliness programme was initiated with the objective of creating awareness among general public about keeping the surrounding neat and clean and the ill effects of littering garbage on roads and streets.
The campaign was started on September 25 during which the police and the NGOs cleaned up areas like Konung Mamang, Kongba, New Checkon, Hatta Golapati and Lamlong including Police station in Imphal East district, he said.
The senior SP disclosed that the drive received an overwhelming response from the public and about 206 people have enrolled in CRED and Workers’ Union, NGOs engaged in collecting garbage, during the drive so far.
“76 people people were enrolled from Kongba bazaar, 60 Konung Mamang, 55 from Checkon, 11 from Golapati and Purana Rajbari and 4 from Wangkhei”.
The enrollment process and distribution of forms process still continues said the SSP and asserted that even as the campaign concluded today, the police will continue with its monitoring every month, said the SP.
In order to sustain the noble initiative, the SP urged the general public to extend their co-operation and said that the workers union and CRED can be contacted at the telephone numbers-9862287535 and 9862142390.
Numbers of forms were distributed by police officers of Imphal East district police today at shops and residence in and around Lamlog bazaar.
The senior SP further reiterated the district police will take stringent action under section 34 police act 1861 and other relevant sections of law against those persons who dump garbage on the road and other unauthorized areas.
Khurai MLA, Dr. Ng. Bijoy also paid a visit at Lamlong bazaar where the drive was conducted.