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Norway to take up 'Clean India' campaign in Varanasi

ANI  |  Varanasi 

Norway's Ambassador to India, Eivind S. Homme, met Varanasi Mayor Ram Gopal Mohale here to take forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swacch Bharat Abhiyan' in the city.

Mohale said that Norway-based telecommunications company Uninor and its India's subsidiary will help civic agencies in Varanasi to clean the city as well as the river Ganges.

"Norwegian Ambassador has said that both the countries will cooperate in making Varanasi more beautiful and clean. He said he would take Varanasi's culture to Norway," said Mohale.

Meanwhile, the Norwegian envoy said that it would be a learning experience for him.

"We have companies who very much are in this area how to clean water and even also make energy of it at the same time. So I think I am here in the learning expedition to hear more how we can have contacts and how we can work together. I am also here to learn more about the activities of the company Uninor, which is one of our most reputable companies. It was also very active in India," he said.

The 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' was launched nationwide to focus on sanitation, hygiene and waste management.

It encourages people to sweep, remove garbage, debris and unauthorized encroachments from roads, markets and residential places.

The 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' aims at making India a clean country by 2019, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

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First Published: Sun, December 14 2014. 10:12 IST