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Government confers first prize on SJVN for Swachhta

SJVN bagged 1st position in Swachhta Pakhwada Award 2022 for carrying out varied exemplary initiatives to propagate the message of swachhta

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New Delhi: Green energy PSU SJVN Limited has bagged 1st position in Swachhta Pakhwada Award 2022. According to SJVN CMD NL Sharma, this award is conferred by the Ministry of Power to the PSUs for their outstanding contribution to the country-wide campaign Swachh Bharat Abhiyan initiated by the government. The Award will be presented by Ministry of Power Secretary Alok Kumar in a ceremony to be held on June 30.

Congratulating the employees, Sharma said, “Swachhta Pakhwada Awards are given to the organisations carrying out varied exemplary initiatives to propagate the message of swachhta amongst masses.”

All the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) under the Ministry of Power are evaluated on the basis of activities carried out during Swachhta Pakhwada. During Swachhta Pakhwada held from May 16 to May 31, SJVN had formulated Swachhta Pakhwada Action Plan to undertake various activities across all its project locations & offices in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Maharashtra and Gujarat.

This included awareness campaigns, special drives to encourage eco-friendly materials instead of plastic, tree plantation drives, installation of dustbins in public places and cleaning up of rivers situated nearby the projects area, distribution of sanitisation or personal hygiene materials in local communities etc. In addition to cleanliness drives for promoting segregation of waste, vermicomposting, reuse of waste-water for agriculture etc. and to increase public awareness motivational speeches, nukaad nataks, competitions and awareness programs were organised. Along with short-term impact programs, long-term impact programs such as the construction of a multipurpose Check Dam at Nahan, a Bio-diversity park in Shimla, and river cleanliness drives are also being executed by SJVN.

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