Delhi Development Authority as a part of celebration of ‘Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ to commemorate 75th anniversary of India’s Independence.
New Delhi: An initiative to clean the banks of the River Yamuna was taken up in the fourth event – Swachhta Abhiyaan that was held on Sunday at Qudsia Ghat. A number of nature oriented activities are being organised by Delhi Development Authority as a part of celebration of ‘Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ to commemorate 75th anniversary of India’s Independence.
DDA Vice Chairman Manish Kumar Gupta accompanied by more than 70-75 senior officers of the organisation came forward and led this campaign on Qudsia Ghat along Yamuna near Kashmere Gate. Enormous amounts of waste is generated during the festivities along the river banks in the form of puja material and gets trapped eventually affecting the quality of the floodplains.
The officers assisted with support of the cleaning staff of North Delhi Municipal Corporation participated in cleaning a stretch of approximately 700-750 meters along the river. About 12 trucks of waste was collected during the event and safely disposed off. The last leg of this event themed around the ‘Rejuvenation of River Yamuna floodplains’ will witness two of the events to be held next Saturday and Sunday at Asita West – Yogabhyas and Avartan Rally near Old Delhi.