Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to praise Belona village in Barpeta district of Assam saying that cleanliness powered by community initiatives is always wonderful to see.
Modi in his Tweet said, “Very good! Cleanliness powered by community initiatives is always wonderful to see. Congratulations to everyone who has worked on this Swachhata effort.”
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said, “A community coming together to walk on the path of Swacchata, the people of Belona has shown how conscious collective effort can #BeatPlasticPollution.”
The village has earned the distinction of becoming the first ‘Clean and Green Village’ in the state of Assam. Following the principle of Swachhata and shunning single-use plastic, Belona village has become an ideal example of a clean and green village.
The locals also imposed fine of Rs. 500 on people who are seen using single-use plastic.