Puducherry Govt not responding to 'swachh bharath': DMK

DMK on Tuesday alleged that the Rangasamy Government in the union territory was not responding to the "Swachh Bharath" (Clean India) call given by the Prime Minister and urged the Centre to implement it.

PTI| Updated: Oct 07, 2014, 14:30 PM IST

Puducherry: DMK on Tuesday alleged that the Rangasamy Government in the union territory was not responding to the "Swachh Bharath" (Clean India) call given by the Prime Minister and urged the Centre to implement it.

The Centre should come forward and implement the programme straightaway in the Union Territory as there was "lack of response" from the union territory government, Convenor of the party's Puducherry unit MAS Subramanian said in a release.

In the 2011 assembly elections, AINRC had made allegations of scandalous practices in the implementation of "operation garbage" scheme as a poll plank, but there has been no improvement in environmental maintenance by the present government also, he charged.

He alleged that workers engaged in removal of garbage had not been paid wages for the last one year and no protective equipment were also distributed to them in their work.