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Union Ministry of Textiles observes Swachhta Pakhwada throughout the country

May 3, 2017 09:17 IST

The Union Ministry of Textiles is observing Swachhta Pakhwada from 1 May to 15 May 2017. It was inaugurated by the Ajay Tamta, Minister of State, Textiles, in Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi.

The aim of the fortnight-long observance of programmes is to spread the message of cleanliness.

 

Swachhta Pakhwada

The activities to be undertaken by the Union Ministry of Textiles during the Swachhta Pakhwada are:

Visit of Minister of State, Textiles to Powerloom Service Centres in Delhi/Haryana/Uttarakhand

Visit of Minister of State, Textiles to Silk Cluster in Haridwar for a special Swachhta drive

Seminar on the theme “Waste to Wealth” to be organized

Films on “Waste to Wealth” to be made by NIFT, and to be shown by all organizations

NIFT students to be promoted as volunteers to lead youth teams for Swachhta activities in all Weavers’ Service Centres

Awareness and motivation programmes to be conducted for employees

Debate competition on Swachhta Abhiyan to be held, for employees at various levels

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Honouring prize winners in the competitions, by senior officers of the Ministry

Personal hygiene campaign to be conducted at all jute mills, co-opting CGHS doctors, on all days of the Pakhwada

Special drive on Swachhta to be done in a NTC Mill Chawl area, and in a jute mill in Kolkata (cleaning of workers’ colonies to be undertaken)

Undertaking cleaning of office premises, toilets & wash rooms

Provision for supply of clean drinking water through water dispensers, to all sections

Providing dustbins in all sections

Dusting and cleaning of office equipment

Cleaning of common passages and open areas in Udyog Bhavan

Co-ordination with CPWD and DIPP to ensure that renovation work such as replacement of tiles, false ceiling works, installation of LED lights are completed timely

Weeding out of old files/records/un-serviceable articles

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