As part of Special campaign 2.0 on cleanliness, Border Road Organisation (BRO) has carried out trials to extensively use shredded plastic in bituminous road construction in India and Bhutan.
BRO has used the technology in resurfacing of 4.5 km on Phuentsholing-Thimphu Road under Project Dantak in Bhutan, 2.5 km resurfacing on Balipara-Chariduar-Tawang road under Project Vartak and one km resurfacing on Roing-Koronu-Paya road under Project Udayak in Arunachal Pradesh.
It has been used in the resurfacing of 5.22 km on Hnahthial-Sangau-Saiha Road under Project Pushpak in Mizoram and two km resurfacing on Hapoli-Sarli-Huri Road under Project Arunank in Arunachal Pradesh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Swachh Bharat Mission in 2014 to bring about behavioural change in the people regarding cleanliness.
Later, a Special Campaign on disposal of Pending References and Cleanliness was launched in 2021, across Government departments and ministries.
The prime objective of the campaign is to ensure the disposal of pending matters in government offices and ministries and, further include strengthening internal monitoring mechanisms, training officers in the record management and digitization of the physical records for improved record management.
Following the success of the Special Campaign during the last year, it was decided to organise Special Campaign 2.0 on Swachata in Central Government ministries/departments, attached/subordinate offices from 2nd October to 31st October, 2022.
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.
Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.
We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.
Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.