Saturday, September 05, 2015

Airports Authority of India Provides Rs. 5 Crore For Cleanliness Drive in Varanasi

Varanasi: Union Minister Mahesh Sharma today announced that Airports Authority of India (AAI) would provide Rs. 5 crore for cleanliness mission in Varanasi, carrying forward the "special drive" under the Prime Minister's Swachh Bharat Mission and said "mass support" is needed for its success.

An amount of Rs. 5 crore would be spent on providing equipments that would help in removing wastes, along with enhancing cleanliness and boosting tourism, the Minister of state for Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation said.

Besides providing cleaning equipments, AAI would also look after the cleanliness of Varanasi for two years will also looked after by AAI, said AAI Chairman RK Srivastava. Launching a special 'cleaning campaign' at the recently renovated Assi Ghat, the Union Minister said the Swachh Bharat mission needs mass support without which success can never be achieved.
05/09/15 PTI/NDTV
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