NMC officials, staff of the ten zones and volunteers of Nagpur NGO Green Vigil Foundation on Saturday, came together for a joint cleanliness drive at Futala Lake, Nagpur. Along with the cleanliness drive at the lake, the removal of sludge at the lake also began today with the help of five JCBs and four Pokland machines.
The cleanliness drive was undertaken in the morning from 7 am to 9 am under the leadership of new NMC Commissioner Virendra Singh. To clean the lake, officials and staff from different zones along with volunteers of Green Vigil were allocated different areas in the lake premises. Along with Singh, Nagpur Mayor Nanda Jichkar was also present during the drive. Both Singh and Jichkar motivated the officials for the cleanliness drive.
Singh, walking on the footpath at Futala, also inspected the area between the Amravati Road temple and the Botanical garden. He spoke to the officials as to how the small plants near the lake surface could be uprooted. He asked them to take help from NEERI if required and remove the plants. Singh also directed the officials to place garbage bins in the Futala premsies.
During the inspection, the commissioner found that there was a huge waste of plastic bottles and garlands on the surface of the lake. This waste has resulted in the foul odor from the water. Singh directed the officials to remove the waste.
Also, on noticing an open electricity DP box, Singh immediately directed an NMC engineer to install a new DP.