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Coonoor joins the drive to keep the Nilgiris clean

Nilgiris District Collector J Innocent Divya participating in a clean-up operation at the Coonoor bus stand on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: Specialarrangement

As part of a weekly drive to turn the Nilgiris litter-free, Nilgiris Collector J. Innocent Divya on Wednesday initiated a cleaning up campaign at the Coonoor bus stand. She took part in the drive along with officials from the Coonoor Municipality and volunteers from various NGOs and citizens’ groups. Last week, the drive -- named “Sweep the Blue Mountains”-- was carried out in Udhagamandalam.

Wednesday’s programme was organised at the busy Coonoor bus stand, with the objective of spreading awareness among the public on the need to keep the major towns of the Nilgiris clean.

On Wednesday, the Collector spoke to traders around the bus stand and the Coonoor market on the need to keep the town free of plastics and to refrain from dumping waste into the Coonoor River.

Ms. Divya also inspected the cleaning up along the Coonoor River by the Clean Coonoor citizens’ group, which has so far helped clear more than 1,000 tonnes of garbage and plastic waste from the river over the last few weeks.

Last week, the Collector organised a similar event at the Ooty Municipal Market, where it was made clear to shop owners that the municipality would issue orders to close down shops if they indulged in dumping of waste, including plastics.

The Collector also visited the railway station at Runnymede along with the founder of the Heritage Steam Chariot Trust, K Natrajan, who had requested the Collector for a road to the Runnymede station from the main road.


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