Massive waste management campaign to be launched in 4000 cities on June 5: Narendra Modi

Under the campaign, waste bins of blue and green colours would be distributed in these cities along with an awareness drive.

Published: 28th May 2017 07:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th May 2017 07:09 PM   |  A+A-

Prime Minister Narendra Modi | PTI

By PTI

NEW DELHI: A massive waste management campaign will be launched in 4000 cities across the country on June 5, the World Environment Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced today.

Under the campaign, waste bins of blue and green colours would be distributed in these cities along with an awareness drive.

"I have a firm belief that we will develop a culture and the new steps that we take towards achieving cleanliness will continue. Only then will we achieve the dream of Gandhiji, achieve the kind of cleanliness that he had dreamt of," Modi said in his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat'.

He said the central government, in association with the state governments and municipal representatives, will launch a "massive and important campaign of waste management" in 4000 cities on the occasion of World Environment Day on June 5.

"Two types of waste bins will be available -- one of green colour and the other blue coloure.... If we follow discipline, then the waste bins that are going to be placed in these 4000 cities will collect dry garbage in blue waste bins and liquid garbage in green waste bins," Modi said.

He explained what kind of waste should be put in green colour bins and what in blue colour bins.

The prime minister, who has been driving the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign for over two years, said that even if a single individual decides, a huge public campaign can be built.

In this context, he referred to one such cleanliness drive on the Versova beach in Mumbai.

"You must have heard that the Versova beach in Mumbai, which was infamous for its filth, has now transformed into a clean and beautiful beach. People toiled for about 80-90 weeks, extracting thousands of tonnes of waste and today Versova beach is clean and beautiful," he said.

Modi said this mission was started by one Afroz Shah in October 2015 and gradually people joined it.

"For this outstanding work, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) awarded ‘Champion of the Earth’ Award to Sh.

Afroz Shah, and thus he has become the first Indian to achieve this distinction," the prime minister said.

In the context of cleanliness, the prime minister said Reasi block, a far-flung area of Jammu and Kashmir, has been declared as 'open defecation free' and hailed the people, particularly women, and administrators of the area for it.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp