Over one lakh youth volunteers have actively taken part in the cleanliness drive across 8393 villages in both Maharashtra and Goa.
Zonal Director of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan Prakash Mr. Kumar Manure has said that these volunteers are collecting 37 kg waste per day per village which is 2 Kg more than the Centre’s target per day.
Addressing a joint media conference by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sanghthan (NYKS), Maharashtra and National Service Scheme (NSS) Pune today Mr. Manure informed that the volunteers have achieved 66% of the targeted waste collection.
The virtual media conference was organized as part of “Clean India” Program of Department of Youth Affairs, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in the light ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebration.
NSS and NYKS have been organising nation-wide activities for waste disposal and cleanliness, especially processing of Single Use Plastic waste, during October 1 – 31, 2021.