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Puneet Sagar Abhiyan

Puneet Sagar Abhiyan:

National Cadet Corps (NCC) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has signed a MOU in the presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi.

  • MoU was signed to tackle the issue of plastic pollution and achieve the universal goal of clean water bodies through Puneet Sagar Abhiyan and Tide Turners Plastic Challenge programme.
  • It is aimed to synergise efforts toward engaging youth for promoting clean water bodies.
  • The NCC had launched Puneet Sagar Abhiyan on 1st December last year.
  • The aim of the campaign is to clean sea shores from plastic and other waste material and create awareness about the importance of cleanliness.
  • Since the launch of Puneet Sagar Abhiyan, over 100 tonnes of plastic waste have been collected from nearly 1,900 locations by more than 12 lakh NCC cadets, alumni and volunteers.