THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As part of the cleanliness drive on World Environment Day, the state will hold a ‘sanitation hartal’ on Monday.
As part of the drive, health workers, along with the officers of various departments will engage in proper waste disposal, mosquito eradication at source and chlorination of wells. Health Minister K K Shailaja will inaugurate the state-level programme at Karakulam UPS.
The sanitation hartal to be organised from 9 am to 11 am will be conducted in cooperation with the Health Department, Local Self-Government Department, Social Justice Department and the National Health Mission.
Traders, residents associations, Kudumbashree, Community Development Society, sanitary workers, health volunteers and anganwadi activists will take part in the drive.
The drive in public places and markets will be taken up by the activists of the Health and LSG Departments in cooperation with NGOs and the business community.
‘Plant more trees, use renewable energy’
Governor P Sathasivam, in a World Environment Day message, exhorted the public to plant more trees and exploit the possibilities offered by renewable energy sources.
“On World Environment Day, let us connect to nature by renewing our pledge to protect wildlife, to make our world greener by planting saplings and to use renewable energy sources,” he said. He expressed the hope each sapling we plant today affirm our faith in our relationship with Nature and strengthen the resolve to protect natural resources.