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Armed with broom, Yogi Adityanath vows to make UP clean by 2018

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 6 May 2017 5:41 AM GMT

Armed with broom, Yogi Adityanath vows to make UP clean by 2018
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Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Saturday, wielded the broom and undertook a cleanliness drive here. He also vowed to make the state clean by 2018.

Yogi's cleaning mission in Balu Adda area came a day after 52 cities and towns of the state figured in the "most dirty" list in a survey conducted by the Union government.

The Chief Minister also interacted with the local people and asked them to keep their surroundings clean and contribute their bit in making Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' mission a success.

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"It is a matter of concern that Lucknow does not stand in the top 100 clean cities of India," said Yogi.

What else Yogi Adityanath said:

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  • He directed municipal officials to ensure that polythene is banned and cleanliness at wards-level must be ensure.
  • This drive by the Bharatiya Janata Party government would be taken up as a mission soon.
  • Pointing out that not a single town in the state was open defecation free (ODF) till date, Adityanath set the target to make the entire state open defecation free by 2018.

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Blaming the previous Samajwadi Party (SP) government for the dumps of garbage and dirty surroundings, Yogi said that all this would not be tolerated. He stated, "Only eight per cent of the target number of toilets were constructed under the earlier government. The Akhilesh Yadav government had spent only 21 per cent of the funds allocated in their construction."

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Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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