Official motivates villagers with ''Gandhigiri''

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Mathura, Jan 30 (PTI) Unable to motivate villagers toensure cleanliness, an official here tried some ''Gandhigiri''.

During an inspection of Ambedkar village in MatTehsil, Chief Development Officer Ajai Shankar Pandey pickedup a broom and a spade lying in front of a house and startedcleaning the area as the surprised villagers watched.

A large crowd gathered and soon the youths alsochipped in, carrying the waste lying at the entrance of thevillage in their tractor trollys.

As the area was cleaned, the villagers tolf the CDOthat they would now charge a fine of Rs 500 from anyonethrowing garbage on the road.

The Chief Development Officer said that during hislast visit to the village he had told the villagers tomaintain cleanliness but they did not pay any heed to it.

His request for providing some land for SamudaikBhavan (community hall) was also ignored but now the villagershave agreed to part with the plot.

"I have done nothing special but only tried tomotivate the villagers to ensure cleanliness in the village,"Pandey said.

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