Swachhta Pakhwada, 2020

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Peren recently completed the Swachhta Pakhwada. It was organised and celebrated from December 16 to 31, 2020.

Highlights

  • This was a 15-day long celebration. Under this, various activities were organized and conducted by the KVK staffs.
  • The activities observed the active participation of local farmers or youth and farm women of Peren district.
  • The activities included in the pakhwada are- display of banner and Swachhta Pledge, stock maintenance, cleanliness and sanitation drive, Swachhta and COVID-19 related awareness , awareness related to importance of water harvesting, recycling of waste water for kitchen gardening or horticulture application and safe disposal of waste, awareness on waste to wealth and Kisan Diwas.
  • The event was organised by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoPNG)

About Swachhta Pakhwada

  • The MoPNG celebrates the Swachhta Pakhwada.
  • The Swachhta Pakwada event is organised with the aim of garnering people’s involvement and bringing the behavioural and attitudinal change.
  • The event seeks to bring about change in behaviour of the people through innovative activities.
  • The activities under the event are organised in a way that ultimate goals of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan could be achieved and sustained.
  • Under it, a pledge is administered in order to create awareness about the importance of cleanliness at the workplace.

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

It is a Clean India Mission that was initiated by the Government of India in the 2014. The mission was launched with the aim of eliminating the open defecation by October 2, 2019 which was celebrated as the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and improving the solid waste management (SWM). This mission has been launched in phases. The Phase 1 of the mission lasted till October 2019. Phase 2 of the mission has been implemented for the year 2020–21 to 2024-25. The first phase of the mission was launched with the objective of eradicating manual scavenging, generating awareness and bringing about a behaviour change with respect to the sanitation practices while the second phase of the mission has been launched with the aim of sustaining the open defecation free status and improving the management of solid and liquid waste. The goals under the mission comply with the target 6.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals which was established by the United Nations in the 2015.

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