PIB Analysis 21-10-22
Special Campaign 2.0
- The Ministry of Coal is undertaking Special Campaign 2.0 this year from 2nd to 31st October 2022.
- During this campaign, special attention is being given to field/outstation offices in addition to the Ministries/Departments for monitoring and implementation of the campaign.
The Special Campaign is organized in two phases:
- Preparatory Phase from 14th September, 2022 to 30th September, 2022 and
- Implementation phase from 2nd October, 2022 to 31st October 2022.
Ministry of Coal has identified 340 sites across the country in various Coalfield Areas for special cleanliness drives.
- A large amount of scrap has also been identified for disposal during this Campaign.
- The space freed up from scrap & waste disposal is being used for various purposes like Parking space, office sitting arrangements, storage, plantations, wider passages etc.
- This initiative was a pilot to be scaled up at the proposed Eco- Park and other parks Coal companies.
- It can be considered as an effort to contribute to sustainable development of mines and is one of the best examples of 3R (Reduce-Reuse-Recycle) Concept which is a consequence of steps on how to manage waste property.
- This initiative was reported as one of the Best Practices in MOC towards Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sammrudhi Kendras
- Under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sammrudhi Kendras (PMKSK), 600 existing district level retail shops are remodelled and provided more facilities to the farmers in terms of agri inputs and services.
- All these centres have become excellent examples of swachhata Campaign 2 initiatives with clean premise and enhanced facilities for farmers.
- The launch of the 600 Pradan Mantri Kisan Samruddhi Kendras (PMKSK) across the country is one of the best practices adopted as part of the Special Campaign 2.0 initiatives by the Department of Fertilizers.
Single Use Plastic
- The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) issued Notification on August 12, 2022 banning production, sale, stocking & distribution, import and usage of identified Single Use Plastic (SUP) items including cutlery items, thin packaging films, candy & ice-cream sticks w.e.f. July 01, 2022.
- In order to ensure its implementation Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) had earlier issued comprehensive Directions to State Pollution Control Board (SPCBs), Pollution Control Committees (PCCs) and other stakeholders.
- Directions were issued to manufacturers to stop raw material supply to the SUP producers and E-commerce companies to stop sale & usage of SUP items on their platform.