We should actively participate to make ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ successful: Textile Minister
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 20-Jun-2017

New Delhi, June 20: Everyone needs to realize that Swachh Bharat Abhiyan can become a success only if each one participates actively in it for this there is a need for the message of Swachhta to reach to every citizen of the country expressed State Textiles Minister Ajay Tamta.

Ajay Tamta said that according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Vision, the Government, as well as all sections of the society, has been working together for a Swachh Bharat. Expressing thanks to media for their support he said that there is a need to bring about a change in mindset among the people so that all nations realize that a new type of revolution has been unleashed in India.

Briefing the media on the observance of ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ (cleanliness fortnight), the Minister said that all 17 bodies coming under the Ministry undertook various activities to advance Swachhta in letter and spirit. Cleanliness drives have been conducted in offices, jute mills, residential colonies of workers in the textile sector and also in public places.

Tamta also expressed thanks to a student of various NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology) centers across the country that worked closely with various sections of the society and cleaned public places and decorated walls with mural paintings comprising messages of Swachhta.

The Minister complimented the officials for closing/weeding out around 2,000 office files during the cleanliness fortnight. A Swachhta video song too was prepared by the Ministry and shown to various stakeholders.

Moreover, these, an exhibition organized by Central Silk Board on waste management and organic farming, plantation drives, awareness campaigns, health and cleanliness camps, debate competitions, slogan writing competitions, street plays, human chain, Padayatras and painting competitions were held in various locations as part of the Pakhwada.

While briefing the media Tamta read out a short poem on Swachhta:

" करते हैं नए युग का निर्माण, स्वच्छता में ही है हमारी शान,

रखते है पर्यावरण का ध्यान, हमारा भारत, हमारा अभियान

जिसने देखा अपने चश्मे से स्वच्छ भारत का सपना,

उसे हमसे उम्मीद थी की हम देंगे योगदान अपना,

चलो कर दे अपने बापू का सपना साकार,

भारत को देते है एक सुन्दर और स्वच्छ आकार  "

Under its jurisdiction, the Ministry of Textiles seeks to make Swachhta a way of life, in all functions coming. Keeping this in view, a wide-ranging Swachhta Action Plan has been formulated by the Ministry. The components of the plan, and the fund requirement under Swachh Bharat Mission in respect of Ministry of Textiles and its organizations, for the years 2017-18 and 2018-19 and details are given below:

Sl. No.

Name of the Component

Budget (in lakhs)

2017-18

2018-19

1.

Outreach

2,012.48

2,384.3

2.

Adoption of Clusters

3.

Innovation Processes for Clean Production

4.

Improvement to Citizen Interface Areas