Port Blair, July 7: With an objective of visual cleanliness and to sensitize the essence of safe and clean environment; the Directorate of RD, PRIs and ULBs spearheaded a Special Clean-up Drive across the rural jurisdiction covering all 70 Gram Panchayats on 6th July, 2024. This one-day drive called on different stakeholders to come together, dedicate time and energy towards the nature's cause for a clean and better Island ecosystem. The motto of the clean-up drive was "Neither Litter, nor let others litter".

More than 5000 kgs of trash were recovered during the drive and sent for upward recycling. A large number of general public, civil society organizations, SHG members under the leadership of PRI members actively took part in the campaign.

The one-day drive not only contributed to a cleaner environment but also fostered a sense of community and shared responsibility.