On the directions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Punjab Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Bram Shanker Jimpa has started a campaign to clean Bhangi Chow and its surroundings to make Hoshiarpur clean. Bhangi Chow is the area where people traverse to go to Himachal Pradesh and other districts but due to the piles of garbage, the city wears an untidy look.
The Hoshiarpur Municipal Corporation has launched a campaign to clean the Bhangi Chow on a war footing. For the success of this campaign, Jimpa while appealing to the city residents to cooperate, himself started the campaign by cleaning the chow and planting saplings. This campaign will continue till February 24.
During his address at Dhobi Ghat Chowk in Hoshiarpur, Jimpa said that after February 24, this campaign would be continued in other parts of the city with the participation of city residents. He said that State Government will leave no stone unturned to ensure inclusion of Hoshiarpur in the category of cleanest cities of the country.
Jimpa expressed satisfaction that positive results have come out on the first day of the campaign as the city's NGOs, Municipal Corporation, Forest Department, Drainage Department, B.S.F. volunteers, NSS volunteers, civil societies and general public are giving full support.
On the occasion, Municipal Corporation Mayor Surinder Kumar, Deputy Commissioner-cum- Municipal Corporation Commissioner Komal Mittal and Senior Deputy Mayor Praveen Saini were also present.