The Youth Department of the Ministry of Youth and Sports in commemoration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava is organizing a national Clean India program from October 1 to 31. The program is organized in 6 lakh villages in 744 districts across the country through the networks of youth clubs affiliated with Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) and institutions affiliated with the national service program.
Informing media in New Delhi on Wednesday, Secretary, Youth Affairs Usha Sharma, said the cleanliness campaign will be launched from Prayagraj to UP by Minister of Youth and Sports Anurag Thakur. The aim is to raise awareness, mobilize people and ensure their involvement in cleaning up waste mainly from single-use plastic waste throughout the country, the secretary explained.
According to a GDP statement, she added that thanks to this mega initiative, 75 lakh kg of waste, mainly plastic waste, will be collected and disposed of with the support and voluntary participation of citizens. Earlier in an announcement, Anurag Thakur said that as we celebrate 75 years of India’s independence, we must make a commitment to make our country free of plastic waste.
The program is unique both in terms of scale and scope and is visualized on the model of Jan Bhagidari to Jan Andolan and through this the role and contribution of each citizen is defined for the success and sustainability of the program. . Although the focal point of the Clean India program is the village, but specific segments of the population such as religious organizations, teachers, legal persons, TV and film actors, women’s groups and others are also participating in the Clean India program on a given day to show solidarity for the cause and make it a public movement.
According to a statement, careful planning has been made to collect the waste in collection bags and dispose of it at the identified locations with the help of the district administration and the municipality. In addition, the weight of the garbage bags collected will be measured with the acknowledgment of receipt. Cleanliness campaigns will also be undertaken in historic / iconic places and hotspots such as tourist spots, bus stations / stations, national highways and educational institutions. (ANI)
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