150 sanitary workers pressed into service for collecting garbage and plastics

A two-day special drive for clearing garbage in all the wards in the town was taken up by the Pudukottai municipality here on Wednesday.

The drive forms part of the ‘cleanliness week’ programme currently in progress in the district to prevent dengue and other epidemics during monsoon.

A total of 150 sanitary workers, specially nominated from among the women members of self-help groups, were pressed into service for collecting garbage and clearing plastics at various places in the town.

With Pudukottai accounting for a large number of tanks, the cleanliness programme was taken up to keep the town monsoon-ready , said S.A.Sait, Municipal Chairman (in-charge), who inspected the work at Mela Nainarikulam in the town.

C. Vijayabaskar, Health Minister, who presided over a meeting last week on modalities to check dengue, pointed out that preventive steps must be taken against outbreak of diseases on priority.

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