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Chief Minister holds a high level meeting to review ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ campaign

    ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ campaign will be made more extensive statewide for the next two months i.e. 8 weeks

    Chief Minister guides to conduct theme-based Swachhata Abhiyan every Sunday in cities, towns, villages of the state in schools-colleges, railway stations, bus stands, religious places, pilgrimages

    Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi during his tenure as Chief Minister of Gujarat came up with the idea of ‘Nirmal Gujarat’ which has been combined with ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ campaign to make the entire Gujarat clean and tidy

    Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel by holding a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar. conducted a comprehensive review of the various activities undertaken in the state under the ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ campaign held from September 15 to October 2 under the inspiration and guidance of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

    In this meeting Chief Minister directed to make this ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ campaign more extensive in the state for the next two months and carry out the cleanliness drive in the entire state through public participation.

    In this regard, Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel instructed the Urban Development Department and the Panchayat and Village Development Department as well as other concerned departments to conduct theme-based cleaning and sanitation programs every Sunday during the upcoming eight weeks.

    Alongwith initiating this campaign in schools-colleges, libraries, bus stands, railway stations, religious places and tourist pilgrimage centers, CM urged to accomplish the aim of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi which is to realize the idea of ‘Nirmal Gujarat’ given by Prime Minister during his tenure as Chief Minister of Gujarat.

    The Prime Minister’s call for ‘Ek Tareekh, Ek Ghanta, Ek Saath’ Swachhata Hi Seva Abhiyan which was implemented across the state was also reviewed in this meeting.

    In the review meeting it was also stated that Garbage-free India has been promoted with public participation of approximately 3.92 crore people by organizing more than 267 lakh programs in 18 thousand villages of the state. Not only that, but this cleanliness drive was successfully carried out in more than 26 thousand areas with the participation of lakhs of people in urban areas.

    Chief Minister expressed his commitment to keep Gujarat at the forefront with respect to ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ campaign. He further said that such cleaning drives will be carried out at government estates, offices, public places, and waterbodies as well in the days to come.

    CM instructed Gram Panchayats to carry out cleanliness drive in areas stretching upto five kilometers from the entrance roads in the state’s metropolitan areas and the main roads connecting highways in the rural areas along with areas stretching upto 2 kilometers from the entrance roads in the municipal areas must be cleaned every Sunday.

    Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel also gave guidance for proper disposal of waste in addition to daily cleaning drives of schools-colleges, public places, cleaning of places where large amount of garbage is collected. For this purpose, he appealed to the departments of the state government, including education, urban development, panchayat and village development and tourism, to take up this campaign with a positive approach.

    Chief Secretary Shri Raj Kumar, Chief Principal Secretary to CM Shri K. Kailashnathan, Additional Chief Secretary to CM Shri Pankaj Joshi, Principal Secretaries Shri Ashwani Kumar, Smt Mona Khandhar, Ms.Manisha Chandra, Shri Hareet Shukla, and other relevant departments’ secretaries joined this review meeting.

    Source: Information Department, Gujarat