Speaking about the results of the campaign held in October this year, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said that 88.05 lakh square feet of space was freed up during the exercise. Singh is currently Minister of State (independent charge) for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences. He is also Minister of State to the Prime Minister’s Office, the Prime Minister’s Office, the Department of Personnel, Public Claims and Pensions, and the Departments of Atomic Energy and Space.
An official presentation said that the highest revenue from scrap disposal was earned by the Ministry of Military Affairs at Rs 212.77 crores. The Coal Ministry raked in Rs 48.51 crore while the Railways Ministry earned Rs 33.05 crore in the month under review.
“We have decided to have a Swachhata month every year in October. Cleanliness is becoming a part of behavior in government working very quickly. This year the campaign has been extended beyond Indian borders as Indian missions to abroad had also participated,” Singh said.
An official statement noted that it was the largest office cleanliness campaign in India under which nearly one lakh sites were tackled.