Chapter-6 SWACHH BHARAT MISSION The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India had given a call for “Swachh Bharat” as a mass movement to realize Gandhiji’s dream of a clean India by the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in 2019.
An action plan upto 2019 was chalked out by the Department of Food & Public Distribution to make the “Swachh Bharat Mission” successful and work are being done accordingly. Since 25.09.2014 various special drives/ campaign/ pakhwada have been carried out in the Department from time to time and as per directions issued by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and by the Cabinet Secretary. Recently, Department has observed the “Swachhta Pakhwada” from 16th to 30th April, 2016.
To create awareness among the employees for “Swachh Bharat Mission”, Banners, small plastic boards showing “Don’t litter” were displayed at prominent places in Krishi Bhawan during the campaign period. Department also organized Drawing-cum-painting competitions for the wards of employees of Department of Food & Public Distribution and poetry and essay competition on the subject cleanliness during the special cleanliness drive on various occasions. With the help of Red Cross, this Department, organized a blood donation camp on 05.10.2015 in Krishi Bhawan during the special cleanliness campaign from 25.09.2015 to 31.10.2015. Plants with special quality of emitting oxygen have been placed in corridor.
To create healthy, hygiene and clean environment in the Department weeding out of old records as well as cleanliness drives is carried out regularly. Old/obsolete/mutilated books of Department Library has been disposed off and action has also been initiated for disposal of old/obsolete furniture and other items.
Deep cleaning of the rooms in the Department of Food & Public Distribution is also being done in phased manner in every month.