Over 200 ton sea coast garbage removed in 20 days: Dr Jitendra
Post by on Tuesday, July 26, 2022
New Delhi, July 25: Union Minister of State, Dr Jitendra Singh Monday informed that more than 200 ton of garbage, mainly single use plastic, has been removed from the sea coast during the first 20 days of the ongoing 75-day Coastal Clean-Up campaign launched on 5th July, 2022.
Taking a review meeting after 20 days of the launch of campaign, Dr Jitendra Singh also noted with satisfaction that so far more than 5,200 volunteers from 24 States have already registered for the 75-day long campaign to raise awareness about “SwachhSagar, SurakshitSagar”, which will culminate on "International Coastal Clean-up Day" on 17th September 2022. The Minister directed the officials of the Ministry of Earth Sciences to rope in NGOs, citizen groups, children and youth forums, corporates, non-profit organisations, consular staff as well as the Municipal Corporations of the Coastal States to convert it into a Jan Andolan.
Dr Jitendra Singh reiterated that Prime Minister NarendraModi has taken a lead in the cleanliness campaign and has motivated the entire nation to keep the 7500 Kilometres long coastal line of India clean, safe and healthy for mankind.
Secretary, MoES, Dr M. Ravichandra informed Dr Jitendra Singh that coastal clean-up campaign were carried out at Digha and Haldiya in West Bengal, Bhawanipatna in Odisha Paschim, Thiruvananthapuram and Manjeshwar in Kasaragod district of Kerala, AsmawatiGhat in Porbandar and Gir, Somnath in Gujarat, Mangalore, Udupi in Karnataka and Chatham for Shore Road in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Dr Jitendra Singh sought active cooperation of members of civil society to achieve the target to remove 1,500 ton of garbage, mainly single use plastic from the sea coasts on "International Coastal Clean-up Day" on 17th September 2022, which incidentally is also birthday of Prime Minister NarendraModi, observed as “Sewa Divas” in the country.