Cash From Trash: Govt Nets Rs. 254 Cr From Scrap

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Cash From Trash: Govt Nets Rs. 254 Cr From Scrap

37.19 Lac Sq Feet Freed In Diwali Safai

The Special Swachhata Campaign conducted in 68,363 Govt sites, says Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh

NEW DELHI, Oct 26 (The CONNECT) - Over Rs. 254 Crore has been earned so far from disposal of scrap during a short period of three weeks of the ongoing Special Swachhta campaign 2.0, while 37.19 lakh square feet of space has been cleared, which was earlier occupied by junk and scrap.

The campaign 2.0 which was launched on the Gandhi Jayanti will conclude on October 31.

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said the Swachhta campaign under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative is also a testimony of the "whole of government" and "whole of nation" approach, which has ultimately shaped into a countrywide “Jan Andolan”.

The Minister also informed that 40 lakh files reviewed, 3,05,268 Public Grievances Redressed, 5,416 MP’s references replied and 588 Rules eased during the timeline.

Dr. Jitendra Singh said tremendous enthusiasm was being witnessed in Ministries and Department for institutionalizing Swachhata and Minimizing pendency. He urged officials to draw inspiration from Prime Minister’s words in his tweet that “such efforts are not only innovative and commendable but most importantly remind us of our basic civic duty of keeping our surroundings and public places clean.”

The Special Campaign 2.0  has been implemented in remote outstation offices, foreign missions and posts, attached and subordinate offices, besides citizen centric swachhata initiatives.

Cabinet Ministers, Ministers of State and Secretaries to Government of India participated in the drive providing leadership and guidance in implementation. In 3 weeks, the Department of Posts has conducted the cleanliness campaign in 17,767 Post Offices, the Ministry of Railways has conducted in 7,028 Railway Stations, Department of Pharmaceuticals in 5,974 campaign sites, Department of Defence in 4,578 campaign sites and Ministry of Home Affairs in 4,896 campaign sites.

The progress of Special Campaign 2.0 is monitored on a dedicated portal on a daily basis. Nodal Officers have been appointed in all Ministries/ Departments who monitor work undertaken by field offices. The Special Campaign 2.0 is reviewed on a weekly basis by Secretaries to Government of India. The progress of the Special Campaign 2.0 has been widely reported in social media with over 10,000 social media tweets by Ministries/ Departments.

In 3 weeks of Special Campaign 2.0 from October 2-25, 2022 the following progress was achieved:

(a) Swachhata Campaign Sites - 68363 (b) Records Management: Files Reviewed (physical files + e-files) - 40.52 lac (c) Public Grievances + Appeals Redressed -3,20,152 (d) Revenue Earned (Rs. Cr) - Rs. 254.21 cr (e) Space Freed (lac sq feet) -37.19 lac sq feet (f) MP’s References - 5416 (g) Easing of Rules/ Processes - 588


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