Fazilka wears cleanliness crown - ECAS Punjab

Fazilka wears cleanliness crown

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Fazilka: Established in 1844 and known for its wide internal roads, Fazilka has been adjudged the cleanest town in the state in 50,000 to one lakh population category. The list in this regard was released by the government on August 20. It has also bagged the fifth position in North India Swachh Sarvekshan Survey. Fazilka MLA Davinder Singh Ghubaya lauded the efforts of the residents for extending their support to the Municipal Council. The town had bagged the second position last year. But on the other hand, Fazilka district had to face disappointment as an important subdivision, Abohar, was ranked third dirtiest town in the country.

Abohar fails in sanitation test

Abohar: Abohar has been tagged as the third filthiest local body among 382 municipalities and its All-India position is 380th. It ranks 14th in Punjab in the Swachh Survekshan 2020, conducted in 4,242 cities across the country. Abohar and Muktsar were listed among the 10 dirtiest cities in the Swachh Survekshan 2017. The strength of safai karamcharis in the Abohar civic body has dipped from 300 to 150 in the past decade. The state government had rejected the proposals to fill the vacancies, while outsourcing proved futile. Its financial condition is in a sorry state. Various scams were unearthed but no action was taken against erring staff.

Ministers, MLAs make light of tough times

Gurdaspur: While Covid-19 may have visited the political class in the city but it has not been able to keep dampen their Punjabi wit and spirit. Cabinet Ministers Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and Tripat Rajinder Sngh Bajwa and sitting MLAs Lakhbir Singh Lodhinangal and Amit Vij have contracted the infection but they are keeping themselves and others in good humour even through the difficult times. "Covid does not affect rats and snakes, so all my political opponents are safe," said Randhawa recently. Lodhinangal, who is back after being treated at an Amritsar hospital, remarked "When people will ask me what I did in 2020, I will say I just washed my hands and did nothing else." Another MLA quipped, "Lockdowns are here because you can revive the economy but not a corpse."

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