Modi-inspired drives clear 84 tonnes of waste from beaches

at 1:54 pm

New Delhi (NVI): In Modi-inspired nation-wide “clean beach” drives, about 41382 green volunteers have till date collected and disposed of 84 tonnes of solid waste from 110 kilometres of beach stretches in 10 states and Union Territories.

This has been the outcome of “Swachh – Nirmal Tat Abhiyaan” so far which has been launched by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) taking inspiration from famous plogging done by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Mamallapuram beach during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping recently. The Abhiyaan, which started on November 11,  will continue till November 17.

The clean beach campaign entered its fourth leg today. The identified beaches are in 10 coastal States and Union Territories (UTs) namely Gujarat, Daman & Diu, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha.

Earlier on Wednesday, Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology Sanjay Dhotre participated in a beach drive at Calicut.

The cleaning drives in all beaches are being undertaken, involving school/college students of Eco-clubs, district administration, institutions, volunteers, local communities and other stakeholders.