Newsletter | August 2021 Edition
Swachhata Samachar
Incorporating Swachhata Pakhwada News
August 2021
Story of the month
Hon’ble Ministers reviewed Gobardhan progress with 12 focus States-
On 4th of August 2021 Hon’ble Minister for Jal Shakti Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat chaired a meeting to review the implementation of Gobardhan programme with 12 States. Hon’ble Minister of State Shri Prahlad Singh Patel stated that Gobardhan aims to ensure cleanliness at the Rural areas.
Hon’ble Minister for Jal Shakti Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat advised States to speed up the implementation of the Gobardhan programme and develop few successful business models by monetizing the gas and slurry component of Biogas Plants.
Swachhata Pakhwada Highlights
Launched in April 2016, this is an initiative under the Swachh Bharat Mission. Swachhata Pakhwada is inspired by 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".
August 2021
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
(1st - 15th August)
(Department of Youth Affairs)
  • Youth groups organised Swachhata training and awareness programme at various locations
  • Awareness programme to discourage use of plastics especially single use plastics in office premises through audio visual messages
  • Organised special campaign on tree plantation and cleanliness
  • Cycle rallies to disseminate Swachhata awareness message
  • Jute bags were distributed to discard the use of single use plastic
  • Various youth groups took part in Nukad Nataks to spread Swachhata messages

Ministry of Tribal Affairs
(1st - 15th August)
  • Tree plantation drives were undertaken at various places
  • Different Swachhata awareness programmes were organised at various Eklavya Model Residential Schools
  • Students from various Eklavya Model Residential Schools took part in the Swachhata shramdaan events
  • Swachhata awareness disseminated through banners and posters

Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
(16th - 31st August)
(Department of Heavy Industry)
  • Webinar on Swachhata theme
  • Awareness activities to discard single use plastic
  • Organised cleanliness drive at various factories and residential colonies
  • Tree plantation drives at various townships and factory areas
  • Industrial Sewage Treatment Plan (STP) being audited during the Swachhata Pakhwada
  • Swachhata competition and award distributions

Ministry of Finance
(16th - 31st August)
(Department of Revenue)
  • Webinar organised on Swachhata theme
  • Organised door to door Swachhata campaign
  • Swachhata competition and award distributions
  • Cleanliness drive organised at various locations of the country
  • Awareness programme through Nukad Natak
  • Two colors (Blue and Green) segregated bins placed at various strategic locations