Swachh Pune Swachh Bharat alongwith Pune Municipal Corporation’s Solid waste management department held 75 Swag events across Pune city on August 14 on the occasion of 75th Independence Day. Over 58 schools, colleges tool part in the event and spread awareness on Waste Collection, recycling and tree plantation. The event was held under 15 ward offices at 70 locations which saw participation of 3530 citizens. From over 70 locations 22175 kg waste was picked up in the cleanliness drive.
Under SWAG, an e waste collection drive, plastic waste collection drive was held at 20 locations where 45 kg e waste, 2146 plastic waste and 500 plus kgs of cloth waste and 13745 kgs of other waste was collected. Tree plantation activities were also held on major hills surrounding Pune city.
Several NGO’s took part in the event held at various locations across the city. Share Jahan Se Accha, GHG, Nelda, 51 A, Pune Go Green, Veervidya, Big Volunteer, Vasundhara Abhiyan took part in the event.
PMC officials Asha Raut, Deputy Commissioner solid waste management PMC, Dr Ketki Ghatge, assistant health officer, solid waste management cell and Swach Pune Swach Bharat founder winf commandar Puneet Sharma, Satya Natrajan, Saare Jahan Se Accha Preeti Raja, and many others participated