ESSO - Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services

(An Autonomous Body under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India)
Home Swachh Bharat Swachhata Pakhwada - 2021

Swachhata Pakhwada (01 - 15 July, 2021)

Hon'ble Prime Minister of India had launched the Swachh Bharat Mission on 2nd October 2014. The Ministry of Jal Shakti is designated as the nodal ministry for executing this national mission. The mission being executed by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti at national level. The mission objectives are to eradicate open defecation, efficient management of solid and liquid waste, encourage cost effective and appropriate technologies for ecologically safe and sustainable sanitation, overall cleanliness and to create significant positive impact on gender and promote social inclusion by improving sanitation.

The Swachta Pakhwada was started with a vision to mainstream Swachhta activities across all Ministries / Departments of Govt. of India. The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) and the attached, sub-ordinate and autonomous offices under the administrative control of MoES are actively participating in this national mission since its inception. To carry out swachhata activities in all institutes of MoES, first fortnight of July 2021 (July 01 - 15) is allocated. In this regard, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services, an autonomous body under MoES has planned several activities during Swachhata Pakhwada as detailed in Table below




01 July, 2021

Meeting and discussion by the P & GA Committee on the activities related to Swachchta Pakhwada 2021-2022, Identification of a small group for planning of activities related to the Pakhwada


02 July, 2021

Meeting of the select members of the committee to chalk out detailed plans for the Pakhwada, presentation of the plans and further discussions regarding the responsibilities in the P & GA committee,Placing of banners on Swachchta at the main gate and entrance for awareness


05 July, 2021

Cleaning of own desks by INCOIS scientists

06 July, 2021

Campus sanitization in the wake of COVID-19

07 July, 2021

Cleaning of select areas of the campus

08 July, 2021

Plantation of trees at INCOIS including ITCOocean campus.

09 July, 2021

e-poster design competition for INCOIS employees on theme "Importance of Swachhta in COVID-19 scenario"

12 July, 2021

Essay writing competition for children of INCOIS employees on "Plastic pollution hazards"

13 July, 2021

Drawing competition for children of INCOIS employees on "Personal Hygiene and cleanliness in our neighbourhood"

14 July, 2021

Webinar by Dr. Archana, Assistant Professor, Gandhi Hospital on the topic "NEED OF SWACHATHA DURING THIS COVID PANDEMIC"

15 July, 2021

Concluding ceremony through webinar