Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday expressed his concern over Lucknow’s absence from the list of cleanest cities. ANI quoted the CM as saying,” Lucknow not being in the list of cleanest cities, a matter of concern.” He instructed Lucknow Deputy Mayor S Awasthi, who was present on the occasion, saying that maintaining cleanliness was among the top priorities of the government. He directed to clean all the sewage before monsoon so that water does not overflow and log the roads when it rains. And all of that should be implemented within 15 days.
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“Why is the state capital so dirty? It is a matter of concern as to why Lucknow does not figure in the list of 100 clean cities…make all preparations before the onset of monsoon to clean the drains so that they do not overflow on the streets…,” Yogi said. He also said that all wards should be given clear instructions on cleanliness and efforts should be made towards making people aware about the cleanliness drive. He also added, people should be made aware of not littering on the roads and use of dustbin.
A day after expressing his regret over the state’s poor rating in the cleanliness survey, chief minister today picked up a broom in Lucknow to convey his seriousness towards making Uttar Pradesh clean. CM was accompanied by ministerial colleague Suresh Khanna and other officials who arrived at the congested Baloo Addar locality in the heart of the city in Ram Mohan ward and swept the streets. As per the figures of ‘Swachh Survekshan-2017’, Varanasi was the only city that could make up to the list of 100 clean cities.