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Swachhta Pakhwara

Swachhta Pakhwara:

The Ministry of Railways has launched “Swachhta Pakhwara” across Indian Railways.

  • The Ministry also released the Annual Report on Environment Sustainability.
  • The Ministry of Railways is observing Swachhta Pakdwara from 16th September 2022 to 30th September 2022.
  • Special focus will be given on cleanliness of tracks at stations, approach to major stations and elimination of plastic waste in Railway premises.
  • During the Pakhwara, intensive cleaning and sanitization of stations, trains, tracks, colonies and other railway establishments is being carried out with special focus on plastic waste management.
  • Extensive awareness campaigns are planned to be carried out through digital media/public announcement through Public
  • Address systems to educate people about the use of bio-toilets, avoiding single-use plastic, and observing cleanliness habits.
  • Swachhta Pakhwara started in April 2016.
  • It aims to bring a fortnight of intense focus on the issues and practices of Swachhta by engaging GOI Ministries/Departments in their jurisdictions.
  • The Ministries observing Swachhata Pakhwada are monitored closely using the online monitoring system of Swachhata Samiksha where action plans, images, videos related to Swachhata activities are uploaded and shared.