Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma today distributed waste collection electric vehicles to various blocks in Khasi Jaintia Hills.
The launch was held today at Madan Kurkalang, Bhoirymbong, in Ri-Bhoi with Deputy Chief Minister Sniawbhalang Dhar and other cabinet ministers the local MLA and MDC as well as civil servants were present.
Addressing the gathering, Sangma said that Meghalaya has achieved 84.33 percent open defecation-free (ODF) status in just nine months.
The CM announced the introduction of a ‘quarterly cleanup initiative’, where the government and citizens will join forces to maintain cleanliness in towns and villages.
Cabinet minister Marcuise N Marak outlined the target for 2024-25, which is 100 percent ODF, installing 1,10 lakh individual household latrines, establishing 570 community sanitary complex units and implementing 18 fecal sludge management units. The plan also includes plastic waste management units across the state.
A total of 207 e-vehicles were distributed to various blocks in the Khasi and Jaintia Hills districts, with a similar programme scheduled for the Garo Hills region.