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100-km beach cleanliness drive begins in Puri

21/09/2019 at 11:35 AM

Puri: The Puri district administration on Saturday morning undertook cleanliness drive at 19 places in a stretch of 100-km sea beach in the district to mark the International Coastal Cleanup Day (ICCD).

Thousands of students, NCC and Scouts and Guides volunteers, NGO members and common people have participated in the mega drive, held at Puri, Astaranga, Brahmagiri, Chandrabhaga, Ramchandi, among 19 places.

District Collector Balwant Singh inaugurated the campaign under the banner of ‘Mo Beach’ programme. The cleanliness drive was under taken for a hour from 6 am to 7 am.

As part of the programme, all plastic, paper and other wastes would be collected from the 100-km of coastline in the district.

More than 10,000 social activists and celebrities participated in the cleanup drive.

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