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Plea Over Non-Implementation Of Swachh Bharat Mission In Nagaland: Gauhati High Court Issues Notice To UOI & Nagaland Govt.

Sparsh Upadhyay
22 Jan 2021 4:25 AM GMT
Plea Over Non-Implementation Of Swachh Bharat Mission In Nagaland: Gauhati High Court Issues Notice To UOI & Nagaland Govt.
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The Gauhati High Court on Tuesday (19th January) issued notice to Union Of India, State of Nagaland and others in a plea filed by the petitioner-Society (Global Trust Club) raising an issue pertaining to non-implementation of schemes such as Swachh Bharat Mission in the State of Nagaland.The Bench of Chief Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Justice Achintya Malla Bujor Barua was hearing the plea...

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The Gauhati High Court on Tuesday (19th January) issued notice to Union Of India, State of Nagaland and others in a plea filed by the petitioner-Society (Global Trust Club) raising an issue pertaining to non-implementation of schemes such as Swachh Bharat Mission in the State of Nagaland.

The Bench of Chief Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Justice Achintya Malla Bujor Barua was hearing the plea filed in the nature of a public interest litigation, alleging non-implementation of schemes such as Swachh Bharat Mission in Nagaland inspite of funds being given by the Government of India for the said purposes.

The Petitioner-Sociey further alleged in the plea that as a result of non-implementation of schemes, the development work, particularly relating to supply of drinking water to rural areas and other such works of public purposes are not being properly implemented in the State of Nagaland.

After hearing the parties, the Court, while issuing notice of motion returnable in 4 weeks, said,

"We are, prima facie, of the opinion that the petition raises an issue of public importance. Consequently, we issue notices in this case."

The respondents have been asked to file their counter affidavit within a period of 3 weeks.

It may be noted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' (Clean India Mission) on 2nd October 2014 to accelerate the efforts to achieve universal sanitation coverage and to put the focus on sanitation. The 'Abhiyan' was launched on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's 145th birth anniversary.

Case title - Global Trust Club v. Union Of India & 4 Ors. [PIL/1/2021]

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