Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat president Meenakshi Shanthigodu on Saturday flagged off the Swachh Survekshan Grameen-2018 programme.

She said that teams of a survey agency empanelled by the Central government would visit villages, and urged people to extend cooperation. The teams would evaluate cleanliness in villages as per pre-determined yardsticks and grade the district. Ms. Shanthigodu requested all those concerned, including residents, to keep all public places, including schools, anganwadi centres, shandies, water supply areas, panchayat offices, health centres, village roads and public toilets, clean not only during the survey, but at all times. Thus, the district can be ranked No. 1 in the State, she added.

ZP members and officials were present.


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