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Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) has donated waste handling vehicles and equipments worth Rs 2.2 crores to Guwahati Municipal Corporation to keep the city clean.

“As part of observance of Swachhata Pakhwada from July 1-15 under Swaccha Bharat Abhiyaan, NRL took the initiative of supporting in keeping Guwahati clean by handing over waste handling equipment and vehicles worth Rs 2.2 crore to Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) under one its flagship CSR scheme, ‘ Parichannata’,” a statement by NRL said on July 5.

The keys for the equipments and vehicles were ceremonially handed over to Guwahati mayor Mrigen Sarania and GMC commissioner Monalisa Goswami at the GMC office at Pan Bazaar on July 4.

The equipments included truck mounted garbage compactor, GPS-fitted rickshaw, tricycle carts, mini skid steer loader and 4-wheeler auto tipper.

On behalf of Numaligarh Refinery Limited, the handing over was done by prominent civil society members Digendra Nath Barua, ex chairman AIDC , ex chairman Guwahati Stock exchange and president Guwahati Management Association and Dhiren Barua ex chairman GMDA and founder president Save Guwahati Build Guwahati. Also, present on the occasion were NRL MD SK Barua, senior CGM (Mktg. & BD) NRL B Ekka, GMC councillors and officials from NRL and GMC.

NRL has extended similar support to municipal corporations/town committees in the towns of Nagaon, Tezpur, Dibrugarh, Dergaon, Golaghat, Bokakhat and Koliabor.

Apart from this, the company is carrying out a host of other significant activities as part of the Swachhata Pakhwada Fortnight in areas near its refinery at Numaligarh and its marketing terminal at Siliguri.

The fortnight started with a Swachhata Walkathon held in NRL township in Numaligarh on July 1. Swachhata pledge was administered at all locations of the company. A health camp was also organized for 133 Safai Sathis of Golaghat Municipal Board along with health talk among truck drivers & safai sathis at Siliguri Marketing Terminal on July 2 and July 4 respectively. Cleanliness drives were conducted at Deopahar Archaeological Park and Ponka PHC, Numaligarh on July 3 and July 4 respectively.

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