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*Chandigarh, March 15:-* Aiming to provide affordable items to those in need while promoting the concept of reducing, reusing and recycling, the Municipal Corporation has started its seventh ‘One Rupee Store’ at the Community Centre, Sector-56 , here today for two days.

City Mayor, Sh. Kuldeep Kumar inaugurated the store in the presence of area councillor Sh. Manaur, other senior officials of MCC, and prominent members of the ward.

While speaking on the occasion, the Mayor said that the MCC’s permanent RRR center in Sector 17 has received an overwhelming response from citizens, enabling the establishment of this store. The aim of this initiative is to provide affordable items to those in need while promoting the concept of reducing, reusing, and recycling. The store offers a variety of items such as books, electronics, clothing, crockery, kitchenware, toys, and bed sheets, all priced at just Rs. 1 per item.

He said that the Municipal Corporation has set up its permanent RRR center at New Bridge Market, near Jagat Cinema in Sector 17, where citizens are encouraged to donate items that are no longer in use to help those in need. He added that after cleaning, repairing, and refurbishing the donated items collected at the RRR center in Sector 17, the MCC is committed to organizing more such one-rupee stores in different areas/wards of the city.

Municipal Commissioner, Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS, expressed her gratitude towards the citizens of tricity for their overwhelming response and support. She noted that this is the seventh successful one-rupee store, and the MCC is committed to serving the community by establishing more such stores throughout the city. The launch of this store is a testament to the MCC’s efforts towards creating sustainable and inclusive practices that benefit citizens from all walks of life. She said that the MCC is showing its commitment towards promoting sustainability and inclusivity with opening of these kind of stores in the colony areas of the city.

She said that since 2023, the Municipal Corporation has embarked on a journey to promote sustainable behavior and practices among its citizens. As part of this initiative,  have successfully organized six one-rupee stores in Dhanas, Manimajra, Maloya, Sunder Nagar, Ramdarbar, and a special store for Safaimitras. These stores have collectively sold approximately 15,000 items, she added.