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Rs100 cr for Swachh Vidyalaya Campaign

In response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mission to tackle sanitation and waste management in the country, Steel, Mines, Labour And Employment minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday earmarked Rs 100 crore for the Swachh Vidyalaya Campaign, constituted by the CSR fund of PSUs under the Ministry of Steel. The PSUs participating in the campaign include SAIL, NMDC, RINL, MOIL, MECON, MSTC, KIOCL, and FSNL.

Speaking at the review meeting with CMDs of PSUs for assessing the progress of the Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya Campaign, Tomar emphasised that cleanliness must be adopted as a way of life and, hence, sanitation should be taken up not as a one-time activity but a year-long process. The meeting saw participation of Steel Secretary  Rakesh Singh, CMDs of various steel PSUs and senior officials of the ministry.

Tomar further urged PSUs to adopt villages and develop them as model villages in sanitation and cleanliness, serving as examples worth emulating, adding that PSUs should develop a mechanism of building good quality and low cost lavatories, and involve local citizenry, such as school communities and panchayat representatives, to ensure continual maintenance of such facilities.
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