Members of Shivnath Seva Mandal undertake cleaning of river

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Jun 2018 12:07:12


 

Staff Reporter

Durg

Members of Shivnath Seva Mandal along with local people took up cleaning of the river from the spot of Mahaarati. They gathered at Mahmara Anicut, Muktidham at 7:00 am and
started cleaning operation of Shivnath. Plastic disposal, thermocol, watery grass, shreefal, clothes, plastic bottles in large quantity were removed. ‘Save Shivnath’ movement has commenced in the district. The Mandal and Jansunwai Foundation Coordinator Sanjay Mishra along with colleagues and local people cleaned the river. The waste was taken out from river and removed by tractor trolley by DMC.


Mishra told lack of awareness is a major cause of pollution. Mishra demanded construction of a pond on the bank for immersion of poojan material. The pond should be constructed near anicut to protect beliefs of people and save the river from pollution. DMC Commissioner has consented with the proposal. Sanjay Mishra has appealed to social service organisations to join the campaign ‘Save Shivnath’ for clean and beautiful Shivnath river. Several organisations have come forward in this regard. DMC health officer Umesh Mishra and sanitary staff were also present.