Newsletter | November 2020 Edition
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Swachhata Samachar
Incorporating Swachhata Pakhwada News
November 2020
Story of the month
World Toilet Day | 19th Nov. 2020
Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and the Minister of State, Jal Shakti, Shri Rattan Lal Kataria conferred the Swachhata Awards 2020 to the 20 best performing districts for making significant contribution towards ODF Sustainability and ODF Plus goals on the occasion of World Toilet Day. These awards were given at a virtual ceremony organized by Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti and saw the online participation by Central, State and District SBM(G) officials.
In his address, Union Minister Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said that the SBM(G) has transformed rural India by manifesting into a Jan Andolan for sanitation under guidance and leadership of Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi achieving Open Defecation Free (ODF) rural India milestone in mission mode, in a span of five years. Taking forward the extraordinary success, Phase II of the SBM (G) has been launched early this year, which focuses on ODF sustainability and Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM) aiming at comprehensive cleanliness in villages.
The Union Minister also had a virtual interaction on Sarpanch Samvad with Sarpanches from ODF Plus Gram Panchayats where Sarpanches shared their key activities such as SLWM, people’s participation and ODF Sustainability. The occasion also observed the screening of a short film on ODF Plus Film (Swachhata ke Paanch Mantra) which shows key components of ODF Plus in a creative format.
Swachhata Pakhwada Highlights
Launched in April 2016, this is an initiative under the Swachh Bharat Mission. Swachhata Pakhwada is inspired by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi's vision to engage all Union Ministries and Departments in Swachhata-related activities, thereby making Swachhata "everyone's business".
November 2020
Ministry of Civil Aviation
(1st - 15th November)
  • A workshop was organised for the housekeeping staffs on Swachhata theme
  • PHL (Pawan Hans LTD ), Corporate Office organised a shramdaan and disseminated Swachhata messages through Placards
  • Cleanliness drive organised by PSUs at various locations
  • Swachhata awareness messages were displayed through banners
  • Essay Writing and Drawing Competitions were conducted in Rajkiya Inter College Noida UP followed by Tree Plantations
  • Swachhata Award distribution- Pawan Hans LTD identified Best Department, Best Office on Swachhata parameters and awarded them

Ministry of Commerce and Industry
(1th - 15th November)
(D/o Commerce and D/o Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade)
  • A virtual workshop was organised with the stakeholders on adopting methods for recycling of food waste and conversion into manure through compost bins
  • Swachhata awareness class was organised at Nuclear Rubber Estate & Training Centre (NRETC) ZO Agartala rubber board
  • Clean up programme was organised at Theresapuram Kancheepuram Fish landing centre and Deshapran fishing harbour
  • Webinars on Plastic Waste Management were organized at various locations
  • Swachhata Pakhwada awareness messages were disseminated through Social Media posts
  • An initiative was taken up to discard the use of Plastic bag and as an alternative cloth bags were distributed

Ministry of Mines
(16th - 30th November)
  • Swachhata Pledge on SLWM and general cleanliness was circulated among the officers
  • Gujarat Copper Project organised Swachhata talk
  • Hindusthan Copper LTD, Khetri Copper Complex organised special cleanliness drive to clean the surroundings
  • Taljola Copper project disseminated Swachhata messages through banner

Ministry of Communication
(16th - 30th November)
(D/o Posts and D/o Telecommunications)
  • A webinar was organised by the Kerala Circle office in Thiruvanthapuram and Jaynagar Head Post Office in Bengaluru on Swachhata
  • Masks were distributed at the market place by the postal employee in Bhatinda, Punjab
  • Post office Jalandhar affixed Swachhata stamps on postal articles with the note 'Discourage the use of plastic carry bags' to curb the use of Single use plastic
  • COVID-19 and Water conservation awareness pamphlets were distributed in South Presidency Division Kolkata
  • Essay writing competition on Swachhata theme was organised in MMS Naraina in Delhi