Ministry of Power02-October, 2014 13:16 IST
One Lakh Toilets in Schools to be constructed by Energy PSUs within a Year : Piyush Goyal

Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (I/C) for Power, Coal & New & Renewable Energy has announced construction of one lakh toilets in schools by PSUs under his Ministries within a year. While administering Cleanliness Pledge to the Employees of Ministries of Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and its PSUs in connection with the launch of “Swachh Bharat Mission” through webcast from Mumbai, Shri Goyal urged them to remain committed towards cleanliness and devote time for that. He said every step taken towards cleanliness will help the country remain clean which will lead to economic prosperity.

Shri Goyal said that energy family will play an important role in realizing the dream of the Prime Minister to make India neat & clean. He expressed the hope that every citizen will get inspired by the Prime Minister’s initiative for the cleanliness drive today and will contribute to this noble cause. Pointing out that there are enormous economic benefits of making the country clean , he said it will increase tourism, employment opportunities and income . Shri Goyal said that all employees should resolve to work together to project the image of a clean India to the world in the coming days.

In New Delhi , the Secretaries of Ministries of Power, Coal & New & Renewable Energy administered the cleanliness pledge in their respective offices . At Sharam Shakti Bhawan, Shri PK Sinha, Secretary Power , Shri SK Srivastava , Secretary Coal at Ministry of Coal in Shastri Bhawan and Shri Updendra Tripathy , Sceretary MNRE at CGO Complex led the cleaning drive . Senior officers and staff members in large numbers participated in the drive.

Similarly, in all the PSUs under Ministries of Power, Coal & New & Renewable Energy , respective CMDs and unit heads throughout the country administered cleanliness pledge to the officers and staff members.

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