Panaji, December 30th, 2017: The 15 day long ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ program organized under the aegis of the Ministry of Mines and Indian Bureau of Mines came to a closure at the Vedanta mine in Codli today.
The program aligned to the ‘Swachh Bharat’ Mission was launched at the Vedanta mines in Bicholim on 16th December, 2017. The objective of the campaign was to drive a cleaner and healthy environment in mining areas and raise awareness.
On this occasion Vedanta launched its hitech road sweeping machine that will help clean public roads around the mining areas. The sweeping machine was inaugurated by Mr. Deepak Pauskar, MLA of Sanvordem along with the Chairperson – GSIDC and Dr. Y. G. Kale, Regional Controller of Mines.
Mr. Deepak Pauskar said, “I appreciate the efforts of the mining industry in organizing this initiative and look forward to the industry’s continued support in this mission.”
Mr Dr. Y. G. Kale congratulated everyone on the successful completion of ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ and emphasised that the mining industry continues to drive it with the same vigor and passion. He was happy that the mining fraternity actively engaged with local panchayat to make ‘Swachhta Pakhwada a success, also suggested to the miners to adopt zero waste mining.
Also present on the occasion were Mr. Glenn Kalavampara, Secretary of GMOEA, Mr. Joseph Coelho, Head Operations – Iron Ore, Goa, and other senior dignitaries from the mining fraternity, panchayat members of Krilapal Dabal, Dharbandora and company officials.
It concluded with the mining companies presentations on the initiatives taken by them during the