New Delhi: Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel, Dharmendra Pradhan, on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made ‘Swachhta’ a ‘Jan Andolan’ which is drawing wide participation from society, urban and rural areas alike.
Speaking at the awards distribution ceremony for ‘Swacchta Pakhwada’ in the petroleum industry, he said the petroleum industry has been contributing to this ‘Jan Andolan’, giving boost to its momentum. He called for intensifying this further and re-dedicating to this cause.
‘As India completes 75 years of its independence in 2022, we must realize the dream of a Swacch Bharat,’ he added.
He also called for greater involvement of private sector oil and gas companies in Swacch Bharat Abhiyan and suggested to PSUs to build state-of-the-art toilet facilities at all pilgrim centers and major tourist attractions in the country.
He handed over the awards to oil and gas PSUs for ‘Swacchta Pakhwada’ and ‘Swacchta hi Sewa’ campaigns.
Mr Pradhan complimented the winners of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva 2019’ and ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ for their efforts in raising awareness on various aspects of cleanliness, including waste management and eliminating single-use plastics.
Following Swachhta Pakhwada Awards were presented: First Prize- IOCL Second Prize- BPCL 3rd Prize- ONGC Special Award- HPCL Swacchata hi Sewa: 1st- HPCL 2nd-BPCL 3rd-IOCL