Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Celebration of Swachhta Pakhwada
In maintaining the nation-wide cleanliness drive foster by the National Government, all the staff members of ICAR-ATARI, Kolkata including KVKs under this Zone picked up the broom to clean the dirt, garbage, debris, litters, other obnoxious/ unwanted materials from the office surroundings, roads, dwelling places etc. The KVKs of this Zone observed the cleanliness drive through sensitizing farmers/ villagers adopting the slogan “Neither litter, nor let others litter”. A number of awareness programmes, sensitizing workshops and campaigns were carried out within KVKs and even in the remote villages for all categories of citizens. A sense of responsibility was evolved among the people to keep the environment clean. Scientists of KVKs made effort to train the people for making compost from different kinds of waste materials and also taught them in maintaining hygiene and sanitation in and around the houses. Fifty one KVKs under ICAR-ATARI, Kolkata conducted this Abhiyan during last one year. State-wise data envisaged that Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Odisha and West Bengal organized 33, 150 and 297 programmes, respectively in various forms. An amount of Rs. 32.48 lakh (approx.) has been spent on various Swachhta related activities by the KVKs of this zone.
Table: Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
|State/ UT||No. of observation/ programme||No. of activities||No. of participants||No. of KVK||Total Expenditure (Rs.)|
|A & N Islands||33||9||85||3||235700|