Successful Conclusion of Swachhata Special Campaign 3.0 by the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship

Liberation of 660 Sq.ft. Space through Scrap and Redundant Material Disposal

Scrap Disposal Yields Revenue of Rs. 20,94,013/- in Ministry’s Accomplished Special Campaign 3.0

Inspired by the visionary leadership of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship initiated Special Campaign 3.0 from October 2nd to October 31st, 2023. The primary objectives of this campaign were centered around expeditious disposal of pending matters, efficient space management, and the promotion of a clean and green environment.

The successful culmination of Special Campaign 3.0 on Swachhata is a testament to the Ministry’s commitment. This comprehensive initiative spanned across the Ministry itself, as well as its attached/subordinate offices and Autonomous Bodies dispersed across various regions of the country. The preparatory phase, commencing on September 15th, 2023, played a pivotal role in identifying specific targets for cleaning during the campaign period.

The campaign emphasized not only the disposal of pending matters but also gave special attention to optimizing space utilization and enhancing the overall workplace experience in offices. Throughout the preparatory phase and the campaign itself, 8354 cleanliness sites were meticulously identified across the nation. The anticipated outcome was the clearing of approximately 660 square feet of space, with over 4579 physical files earmarked for thorough review. Also, total revenue generated from disposal of scrap was Rs. 20,94,013/- . Daily progress was diligently monitored by a dedicated team and consistently updated on the SCPDM portal hosted by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances.

Furthermore, Shri Atul Kumar Tiwari, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, took proactive measures by conducting visits to different divisions and hosting regular review meetings to assess the progress made during Special Campaign 3.0. With his insightful guidance, specialized teams were strategically organized to visit regional institutions as part of the campaign, ensuring its effective implementation and impact. “In the spirit of Prime Minister Modi’s vision for a cleaner and more efficient governance, Special Campaign 3.0 reflects our commitment to excellence. Through strategic planning, surprise visits, and dedicated teamwork, we have not only cleared space but also advanced the cause of cleanliness and efficiency. This initiative is a testament to our resolve for transformative change, fostering a workplace that aligns with the ideals of Swachhata and operational excellence,” said Shri Atul Kumar Tiwari, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

Highlighted among the commendable practices acknowledged by MSDE is the initiation of constructing artificial recharge pits in 25 varied locations across the campus of the Government Model Industrial Training Institute on Hosur Road in Bangalore. These pits exhibit an impressively combined capacity of around 12 million litres of rainwater, equivalent to approximately 10% of the annual rainfall. This endeavor will result in the establishment of 25 percolation wells within the ITI, capable of conserving approximately 3.2 million litres of rainwater, thus making a significant contribution to sustainable water management initiatives.

On October 1, Government ITI Behrampur, Odisha also marked the Swachhta Abhiyaan with an innovative and sustainable idea. The celebration took a creative and environmentally conscious turn with the unveiling of a 23-foot-tall scrap elephant structure. This unique installation was crafted using 30,000 used plastic water bottles, a collection effort spearheaded by 3000 Behrampur trainees who diligently gathered these bottles from various locations in the city. The initiative not only showcased a commitment to cleanliness but also demonstrated an innovative approach to recycling and repurposing materials for a visually impactful and eco-friendly celebration.