A weeklong Swachchta Campaign is to be organized from 17th Sept., 2016 to 25th Sep.2016 all over Indian Railways. This week long Campaign would include special drives on cleanliness at Railway Stations and trains with a focus on cleaning of Water Booths and quality of drinking water, cleaning of drains, adequacy of Dustbins, garbage disposal, cleaning campaigns by associating NGOs and other Charitable Institutions etc. and an interaction with media.
In Palakkad Division, Naresh Lalwani, Divisional Railway Manager will administer the pledge to the staff at Palakkad Junction Railway station at 10.00 hours on 17/09/2016, prior to the cleaning activity. The day wise events are focused on eight different aspects to reiterate, Railway committed efforts towards Clean India initiative.
Swachch Paryavaran(Clean Environment) on 17:
Day one would be dedicated to cleanliness of the entire environment including General Cleanliness of Railway Stations and trains. Beautification of station premises by pruning of trees, plantation and landscaping are to be undertaken. A drive on garbage handling and disposal shall also be undertaken at Railway Stations, Trains & Depots.
Swachch Stations (Clean Stations): Intensive Cleanliness drive at all stations should be undertaken on second day. Availability and working of cleaning machines, tools & plants, protective gears for cleaning staff must be ensured. Adequate provision of dustbins at stations are to be ensured. At A1 & A category stations, separate dustbins shall be provided for segregated collection of waste in terms of extant Board’s instructions. A campaign for ‘fill the dustbin’, ‘Donate the dustbin’ may be taken up to generate the awareness among the rail users.
The campaign for station cleanliness may also be undertaken by involving NGOs, Charitable institutions, Scouts & Guides, Unions and all employees to undertake cleanliness drive on their nearest railway stations. Passengers and other Strake holders should also be involved.