Chandigarh, November 12, 2014: Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh has decided to intensify the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’ in the University Campus. PU Registrar Col. G S Chadha (Retd.) today chaired a meeting of the newly constituted Standing Committee for Proper Implementation of the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’ in the PU Campus.
The meeting identified areas in the PU Campus, which needs urgent attention in this regard. PU NCC & NSS Units, Social Workers and Horticulture Wing would carry out cleanliness drive from November 14. The drive would be conducted from 7 AM to 9 AM in the morning for twenty days.The NCC and NSS would also launch extensive outreach program-me for creating awareness about the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’.
The meeting decided that PU would make bulk procurement of dustbins, which would be installed at all appropriate places. There would be regular upkeep of the toilets in the campus. Three different colour coded dustbins would be placed at the Students Centre, markets and hostels to put different kinds of waste materials. One dustbin would be placed in each Department at an easily accessible place to put the garbage.
Environment Studies Department and Energy Resource Centre would assign projects on various aspects of segregation and recycling of the waste materials in the campus.
PU Administration has asked all the departments/branches to undertake a cleanliness drive within and outside their premises. They would remove all unwanted/condemned articles, and maintain general cleanliness.
All the students of various departments would undertake a cleanliness drive in and around their departments.
Special care would be taken to ensure widespread participation of various stakeholders, NGOs, general public, shopkeepers, caterers. Various competitions, walkathons and drives would also be planned to promote ‘Swachh Bharat’.
The Security Wing will make efforts to educate the street vendors and all the commercial establishments about garbage disposal and segregation. A beautification campaign would also be undertaken to further beautify the campus. The ban on use of plastic bags within the PU Campus would be promoted. The purchase of E-rickshaws is also being considered for garbage disposal.
(SK Vyas/ Jalandhar)
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