The Government will launch a month-long nationwide Clean India Drive to clean waste, mainly single-use plastic from 1st October to 31st October this year. Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur has said that it is our resolve to create a plastic-free India, an India of Gandhiji’s dreams and as per the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which Swachchta occupies the topmost priority.
The Minister has urged everybody to join the drive with fervor and help achieve the goal of Sankalp Se Siddhi. Mr. Thakur said, it will be the largest cleanliness drive of the world in which more than 75 lakh tonnes of waste, primarily plastic waste, from different parts of the country will be collected and further processed in a Waste to Wealth model. He said, the drive aims to propagate the mantra of Clean India: Safe India.