Govt earned Rs 600 crore by selling scrap till August, equal to the Chandrayaan-3 budget

The Centre has earned nearly Rs 600 crore, which is equal to the budget for the Chandrayaan 3-mission, up till August by selling trash in the form of weeded-out files, condemned office supplies, and obsolete vehicles. By October, this amount may have surpassed Rs 1,000 crore.

 

From October 2 to October 31, the government will conduct its Special Campaign 3.0, with a stronger emphasis on cleanliness and lowering administrative waste. According to a top government official to News18, the third edition's goal is to generate close to Rs 400 crore in revenue, up from the comparable campaign that was launched in October of the previous year, which brought in Rs 371 crore.

 

The first such operation, which took place in October 2021, brought in Rs 62 crore for the government. The government has made a consistent effort to promote cleanliness since the previous program concluded in November, earning close to Rs 20 crore per month.

 

Clean corridors in government buildings, the emptying of steel almirahs full of documents, and the sale of condemned vehicles are the results of this. According to data from News18, approximately 31 lakh government files have been weeded since the campaign's inception two years ago.

 

According to information from News18, a staggering 185 lakh square feet of space has been freed up in government buildings as of today. The Special Campaign 2.0 in October of last year liberated a record 90 lakh square feet of space, but the objective for this October is to free at least 100 lakh square feet.

 

In its most recent campaign, the government targeted 1.01 lakh office buildings, and in its third edition, it aims to reach over 1.5 lakh.

 

“The success of Special Campaign 2.0 has encouraged the government to plan a bigger campaign this year. All Ministries and departments of the Government of India will participate in the campaign. A preparatory phase will be held from September 15 to September 30 and the implementation phase will be from October 2 till October 31. It envisages saturation of Swachhata in all offices of ministries and departments. Special attention shall be paid to field/outstation offices responsible for service delivery or having public interface,” says a government order.

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