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Ministry of Mines aims to implement 341 cleanliness activities under Special Campaign 3.0

The Ministry of Mines along with its CPSEs and itsfield formations is observing the Special Campaign 3.0, to foster cleanliness and elevate workplace experiences at Government offices. The Secretary, Ministry of Mines, in a V.C. meeting with all field offices on 30th September, reviewed the preparation of all offices for special campaign 3.0. The targets were set under various categories and sites for cleaning were identified. Record Management and enhancement of workplace experience in offices will be the prime focus during the campaign. Ministry of Mines and the other units have identified 341 cleanliness campaign / activities under the purview of Special Campaign 3.0.

The Ministry and organizations under it are going beyond the eight vertices of campaign and undertaking various activities as best practices. Taking forward it’s theme of giving back to the environment, new initiatives are taken by the Ministry  under the campaign.

During the Special Campaign 3.0, Ministry of Mines is undertaking refurbishing of office premises including the main entrance and corridors of Shastri Bhawan. As an energy saving measure, old hot cases are being removed from all the offices of Ministry of Mines. Standees and flexes are being replaced with digital screen to display various campaign posters.

The Geological Survey of India (GSI) is going to carry out various activities at 15 Geo-Heritage sites nationwide. These Geo-heritage sites are identified in Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya and in Tripura. GSI will prepare rock sculpting at its CHQ campus by using old rock samples collected during various geological field investigations from different parts of the country.

A number of new and innovative activities are taking place at various offices. National Aluminium Company Ltd (NALCO). is revamping a Vermi-Compost Plant and creating a Medicinal Plant Garden at  Nalco Nagar Township, Bhubaneswar. NALCO is also developing similar type of medicinal plant gardens at its Damanjodi and Angul units.

Hindustan Copper Ltd. (HCL) is also organising number  of innovative activities. From rainwater harvesting to cleaning of water bodies to placing of bird feeders are some of the sustainable activities which HCL is undertaking under the Special Campaign 3.0.

Mineral Exploration Consultancy Ltd (MECL) is promoting ‘Solid Waste Segregation from the Source’ with placing of blue and green colour buckets. The company is also constructing Composite Pits to promote organic fertilizers.

Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) is also observing Special Campaign 3.0 with lot of plantation programmes along with creating compost pits and even construction of a herbal plant garden.

Other units like NIRM and JNARDDC are also conducting several sustainable cleanliness drives during this campaign period.