Gangtok, 21 May;
In continuation of its riverfront cleaning drive, the Forest Department today cleaned the streams and jhoras at Adampool in Gangtok, a press release informs.
The sixth day of the cleanup drive was conducted by Divisional Forest Officer [River Valley Project] and his team and joined by Adampool Junior High School’s Eco Club, local residents and Panchayat.
The riverfront premises below Adampool Bridge and along the road stretch towards sewerage treatment plant was cleaned up.
Coordinated by ENVIS, Sikkim, Adampool JHS students also took out an awareness rally while the DFO [RVP] handed a pair of dustbins to be used by the school for maintaining cleanliness of the premises.
The Forest Department and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, have been carrying out extensive riverfront cleanliness drives along Rani Khola and its adjoining streams since 15 May as a part of the activities leading up to World Environment Day, the release informs.