In an endeavour to outreach citizen and communities, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has decided to organise its thematic Swachh campaign in National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries, Tiger Reserves and Zoos, which attract lakhs of visitors, especially youth and children from across the country. The Protected Areas (PAs) are spread over approximately 1.61 lakh sq km and about 32 lakh visitors come annually to the Tiger Reserves alone. Delhi Zoo has about 25 lakh visitors annually.
Spreading Hygiene awareness NetApp and Habitat For Humanity have inked a MoU to build new toilets in local schools and households in Bengaluru area. The initiative to support PM’s Swachh Bharat Mission will focus on spreading awareness among the communities for necessary hygiene and sanitation practices. NetApp’s awareness campaign begins at the grassroots level to educate kids and their families about the maintenance and upkeep of toilets, through its VTO (Volunteer Time Off) program. Under this policy, NetApp’s employees get five days paid-off per year to support the campaign in their localities.