Coal Ministry – The Ministry of Coal has made significant achievements in the Special Campaign 2.0 launched by the Government of India for the disposal of pendencies, cleanliness, scrap disposal, and improving overall workplace functioning by implementing and monitoring the Special Campaign 2.0 in all Public Sector Undertakings and field offices under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Coal from October, 2022 to August, 2023. The Special Campaign demonstrates the Ministry of Coal’s commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainable development.
During the Special Campaign, the Ministry cleaned a huge area of more than 3,023,788 square feet and disposed of over 5,409.5 metric tons of scrap, earning Rs. 48.5 crores from scrap disposal.
Innovative measures included converting the SCCL’s scrap yard at Kothagudem, Hyderabad, into fertile crop land, thereby contributing to sustainable land usage. The “Kachra Udyan” (Waste Garden) at Central Coalfield Limited (CCL) was greatly praised for its production from scrap, discarded goods, tires, pipes, and carts. This is a prototype project that will be expanded at proposed Eco-parks and other coal company locations to demonstrate a strong commitment to the 3R (Reduce-Reuse-Recycle) concept and sustainable waste management.
Follow-up Action of Special Campaign 2.0 from November 2022 to August 2023:
During the period November 2022 to August 2023, the Ministry of Coal and its PSUs performed the following under Follow-up Action of Special Campaign 2.0:
- Maintaining a high quality of cleanliness while cleaning an amazing 6,929,401 square feet of space.
- Responsible scrap disposal of over 10,266 metric tons, generating in revenue of Rs. 70 crores.
- Comprehensive hygiene awareness programs, including banners, message displays, Nukkad Nataks (street plays), seminars, and counseling sessions.
- Raising awareness about the dangers of single-use plastics (SUP) and distributing eco-friendly jute/cloth bags.
- Creating a green belt from waste land, with roughly 108,900 square feet of land near Thai Moogambigai Temple, Block-8, cleared of dense vegetation and repurposed for mass tree plantation and Green Belt Development.
- Using freed spaces for a variety of uses, such as parking, record rooms, sitting areas, bathroom building, gardening, plantation, and extending mine projects.