Bengal's 'Nirmal Bangla' Launched Before Swachh Bharat: Mamata

Banerjee further said that Nadia district of Bengal had been awarded nationally for the cleanliness campaign.

Published: 10th August 2015 05:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th August 2015 05:26 PM   |  A+A-

Mamata-PTI
By PTI

KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said her state had already launched it's own cleanliness campaign before Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' and got nation-wide distinction.

"West Bengal had embarked on the 'Nirmal Bangla Abhiyan' three years back and we were the first one in the country having undertaken such a campaign," Banerjee told reporters on way to Delhi.

She was asked to comment on Modi's ambitious countrywide cleanliness project, which has attracted global attention.

Banerjee further said that Nadia district of Bengal had been awarded nationally for the cleanliness campaign.

On being asked about her visit to the capital and possible meeting with Modi, Banerjee said, "Whatever I have to say I had already briefed you people at Nabanna (state secretariat). Nothing to add more."

Banerjee was scheduled to discuss the flood situation and central help to the state in view of recent calamities during her visit.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp