SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
SER TO UNDERTAKE onE MORE DRIVE OF “MASSIVE SHRAMDAN”
TO FOCUS on “COLLECTION OF PLASTIC WASTE”
Kolkata, 16th September, 2019:
South Eastern Railway will undertake one more drive of “MASSIVE SHRAMDAN” with main focus on “COLLECTION OF PLASTIC WASTE”. This will be done all over South Eastern Railway including four Divisions i.e Kharagpur, Adra, Chakradharpur and Ranchi under supervision of respective Divisional Railway Managers on 17th September, 2019.
The main objective of this drive is to collect plastic waste spread over Stations, Trains, Railway Tracks, Railway Premises etc. and to spread awareness amongst the rail users, travelling public and railway vendors not to use plastic in railway areas at any cost.
Railway Employess, their family members, Railway Pensioners and all other Stakeholders and Self Help Groups will be engaged in this Plastic Collection Programme. Charitable Organisation like Members of SER Bharat Scouts and Guides and SER Women’s Welfare Organisation will join hands for this noble cause. Railway Trade Unions and various Associations will actively participate in this ‘Shramdan’ activity.
‘Shramdan’ will be arranged at each and every station and nearby locality, circulating areas etc. for collection of plastic waste. Apart from collection of plastic waste from all railway premises, special attention to clean approaches to stations will also be taken care of. Awareness Campaigns with banners, posters, leaflets etc. are being arranged over railway premises for creating impact against single use plastic.
Programmes will also be arranged at major stations to educate the railway vendors regarding ban on single use plastic w.e.f 2nd October, 2019. Single use plastic means usage of any plastic below 50 microns, in any manner. This apart, programmes like Nukkad Natak, Drawing Competition on subject ‘Ban on Plastic’ in railway areas will be staged and displayed for mass awareness amongst rail users, passengers and public in general.
As a preparatory measure for success of massive Shramdan on 17.9.19, various activities like Swachhta Pledge, Seminar for Usefulness on Collection of Plastic Waste, Prabhat Pheri and Press Conference have been organised at Headquarters Office and four Divisions of South Eastern Railway today.