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SWACHHATA PAKHWADA 2021 AT COCHIN PORT TRUST

SWACHHATA PAKHWADA 2021 AT COCHIN PORT TRUST

Context:

On September 16, 2021, Swachhata Pakhwada 2021 was launched at the Cochin Port Trust and the Swachhata pledge was administered in all departments.

About the Event:

  • On the occasion, shramdaan cleaning activities were also initiated in the Port areas.
  • Activities that were performed during the Pakhwada includes cleaning of workplaces, crafts & public spaces and office premises within the Port area.

Swachhta Pakhwada:

  • It was started in April 2016.
  • It was started with the objective of bringing a fortnight of intense focus on issues and practices of the Swachhta by engaging all the government ministries & departments in their jurisdictions.
  • To plan the Pakhwada activities, an annual calendar is circulated among the Ministries in advance.
  • Ministries that conduct Swachhata Pakhwada are checked by means of the online monitoring system of Swachhata Samiksha.
  • On this system, images & videos, action plans related to Swachhata activities are uploaded and shared.
  • It is an environmental awareness campaign launched under Swachh Bharat Mission.
  • It was introduced to achieve the goal of total sanitizations and cleanliness by October 2, 2019.
  • Under the campaign, several ministries conduct a theme-wise campaign called “Swachh Bharat Fortnight”, a voluntary exercise and it seeks to raise awareness and target programmes.

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