Swacch Bharat Pledge
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has called on the people to fulfill Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of a Clean India. The ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ is a large movement of people who want to create a Pure India. Pure India is the best gift Bapu can ever give us as we celebrate the 150th birthday of 2019. Mahatma Gandhi gave his life for India to get ‘Swarajya’. Now is the time to dedicate ourselves to the ‘Sachchhata’ (cleanliness) of our country.
Swachhta hi Seva is a way of life. Indeed, cleanness is closely related to godly devotion. This is an old saying but still true, especially in our country where garbage is dumped freely. It is a common custom in the morning to see people openly exposing themselves to railways across the country. That open-minded approach is still practiced today and it is a sad state of affairs. A report by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) states that India has the highest number of people who are accustomed to producing open fluids – about 525 million or more than a third of the population. This practice is most common in rural areas (56%). The numbers are 7% lower in urban areas. In a country seeking a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council, this is unacceptable. Therefore, the government has launched the Swachhta Hi Seva campaign.
Keeping this in mind, the Government of India launched its clean-up campaign: Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or Clean India Mission on October 2, 2014, the 145th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi – Father of the Nation. It could not have been a better day. At a time when the world is moving to Digital India, these global facts need to be taken care of. Not surprisingly, the Swachhta Abhiyan hostage urges Indian citizens to devote 100 hours a year to voluntary cleaning.
The government has also invested in making this program a success, with an estimated Rs 2 lakh crore over the next five years. The aim is to eradicate open defecation, the construction of communities and public toilets, solid waste management, and cleaning of roads and public spaces. But most importantly, it seeks to change people’s thinking and to educate the public. To be successful, there must be a nationwide campaign for greater human involvement. Therefore, companies and organizations, individuals, non-governmental organizations, and civil society organizations must work together to make it a success. After all, Swachhta Hi Seva is a way of life.
The term “e-waste” has been applied liberally to the consumer and to electronic devices near or at the end of their useful life. There is no clear definition of e-waste; for example, that items such as microwave ovens and other similar “appliances” should be collected in a category not yet established.
Is “e-waste” considered a risk?
Certain components of certain electronic products contain hazardous substances, depending on their condition and quantity. For example, California law currently considers inactive cathode ray (CRT) tubes from televisions and monitors as a danger.