The industrial hub of Indore, popular for its mouth-watering ‘poha’ and other snacks, is in a spic and span form after bagging the cleanest city tag in the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ for the second year.
Western Railway has tied up with the prisons department to provide linencovers made of newspapers. The project, a first of its kind for Indian Railways, has been launched on a trial basis on Bandra-Hazrat Nizamuddin Express, also known as Third Rajdhani.
While the central and state government, local bodies and other authorities are trying hard to rope in well known faces or a celebrity to create awareness among the general public about the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Even as ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ turns three years, railway stations still remain unclean as litter and human excrement can be seen on platforms and tracks.
In a bid to give special focus on cleanliness at Railway Stations and in Trains, the Ministry of Railways is observing ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ across its entire network from August 16 to August 31 2017.
Mini-mountains of accumulated untreated urban waste are common sights in most big and medium cities and towns in the country.