Union Minister Shri Anurag Thakur launches nationwide Clean India Programme from Prayagraj

What is the news?

Department of Youth Affairs of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in commemoration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava is organizing a nationwide Clean India Programme from 1st October 2021 to 31st October 2021.

About the Clean India Programme

The programme will be the largest cleanliness drive in the world. The programme will be organised in 6 Lakh villages of 744 Districts across the country through the networks of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) affiliated Youth Clubs & National Service Scheme affiliated Institutions.

The aim of the programme is to create awareness, mobilize people and ensure their involvement in cleaning waste mainly Single-Use Plastic waste throughout the country.

Under this initiative, 75 Lakh kgs of waste, mainly plastic waste, will be collected and disposed of with the support and voluntary participation of citizens.

Key activities of the Clean India Programme

The focus point of the Clean India Programme is villages. But, specific segments of the population such as Religious bodies, Teachers, Corporate Bodies, TV and Film Actors, and others are also participating on a particular designated day to show their solidarity for the cause and making it a public movement.

The Cleanliness Drives will also be undertaken at historical/iconic locations and hotspots such as Tourist Places, Bus Stand/Railway Stations, National Highways and Educational Institutions.

Source:  This post is based on the article “Union Minister Shri Anurag Thakur launches nationwide Clean India Programme from Prayagraj” published in PIB on 1st October 2021.

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