Delhi Jal Board (DJB) participated in the cleaning of the ITO Chhath Ghat of Yamuna on ‘Swachhta Diwas’ or ‘Cleanliness Day’ that is celebrated every year on Gandhi Jayanti (2nd October).
This cleanliness drive was organized by the National Mission For Clean Ganga (NMCG) at the Chhath Ghat with the objective of cleaning river banks and sensitizing the community about the issues concerning the health of the river. The drive was led by the Director General of NMCG, Mr G Asok Kumar.
NGOs, school students, volunteers and members of civil society groups participated in huge numbers in cleaning the Ghat by removing garbage, solid waste, plastics and other litter. Four NGOs, associated with Delhi Jal Board – Rural Education & Welfare Society, Haryali Centre for Rural Development, Social Network India, and Ganga Devi Shaikshik Society – carried out multiple cleaning activities.
All participants took the pledge to completely eliminate pollution from river Yamuna and its ghats to enable its ecology to recover to its original form.DJB and other participating groups generated awareness among the community members living in the vicinity with regards to the importance of the Ghats, abetment of pollution and necessity of public participation to turn the campaign into Yamuna Ghats Cleanliness Movement with the ultimate goal to clean the entire river.