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BHEL spends Rs. 1.35 crore on cleanliness projects

Image result for Swachh Bharat initiative BHEL trichyThe Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Tiruchi, has so far spent Rs. 1.35 crore on various cleanliness projects under the Swachh Bharat initiative of the Centre, said R. Rajamanohar, its Executive Director, here recently.

Speaking at the closing ceremony of ‘Swachhta hi Sewa’ fortnight observed at BHEL, Tiruchi, Mr. Rajamanohar said works such as construction of new toilet blocks and renovating old ones in nearby villages, providing financial assistance for construction of 1,000 household toilets in Thuvakudi municipality, providing electrical incinerators to over 150 educational institutions, providing overhead water tanks to nearby villages and cleanliness drive have been taken up under the initiative.

Appreciating the efforts and support of Tiruchi Corporation in carrying out cleanliness activities in nearby areas, Mr. Rajamanohar said that by devoting two hours per week for cleaning their work places and surroundings, employees of BHEL, Tiruchi, have contributed over three lakh man hours for cleanliness drives. N. Ravichandran, Special Officer-cum-Commissioner, Tiruchi Corporation, pointed out that Tiruchi had bagged second place among the cleanest cities in the country in 2015 and stood third and sixth in 2016 and 2017 respectively.

Tiruchi has maintained its rank in top 10 cities in spite of competing with over 4000 cities in the country.

He thanked the residents for their whole hearted cooperation and participation in the efforts of the City Corporation. Enumerating various initiatives including door-to-door collection of garbage, incentives for segregating and depositing waste and opening of micro-compost yards, Mr. Ravichandran said efforts are on to make Tiruchi the cleanest city in the country. Mr. Rajamanohar and Mr. Ravichandran distributed prizes to the winners of various competitions conducted earlier as part of ‘Swachhta hi Sewa’ fortnight among campus school students.

K. Murali, Additional General Manager, and C. Arockiyasamy, Deputy General Manager, Administration, BHEL, Tiruchi, spoke.


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