New Delhi: The Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, Dharmendra Pradhan, said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made Swachhta a Jan Andolan which is drawing wide participation from society, urban, and rural areas alike, stated a press communication from the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. Petrol Minister Pradhan was speaking at the awards distribution ceremony for Swacchta Pakhwada in the petroleum industry. The Minister also said that the petroleum industry has been contributing to this Jan Andolan, giving a boost to its momentum, and appealed to intensify this further and re-dedicate to this cause.
“As India completes 75 years of independence in 2022, we must realise the dream of a Swacch Bharat,” he further added. He also called for greater involvement of private sector oil and gas companies in the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan and encouraged PSUs to build state-of-the-art toilet facilities at all pilgrim centres and major tourist attractions in the country. He handed over the awards to oil and gas PSUs for Swacchta Pakhwada and Swacchta hi Sewa campaigns.
The Ministry stated that Petrol Minister Pradhan complimented the winners of Swachhata Hi Seva 2019 and Swachhta Pakhwada for their efforts in raising awareness on various aspects of cleanliness, including waste management and eliminating single-use plastics.
The Swachhta Pakhwada Awards were won by IOCL in first place, BPCL in second place, and ONGC in third. A special award was won by HPCL.
The Swacchata Hi Sewa Awards were won by HPCL in first place, BPCL in second place, and IOCL in third.
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