SWATCH BHARAT ABHIYAN
Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has launched Swachh Vidyalaya campaign, as part of Swachh Bharat Mission with an overall goal of ensuring that every school in India has functional water, sanitation and hygienic facilities. This initiative aims to improve children�s health and learning outcomes.
Petronet LNG Ltd. under this initiative has taken up construction of toilet blocks in Government schools in different places: Kochi:
16 toilet blocks constructed in 8 remote schools in Ernakulam District. In some cases the schools are not even connected by motorable roads and infested with wild animals. The Kochi CSR team took up this challenging job and has successfully completed the task.
After conducting need assessment survey the terminal started construction of school toilets in villages Luvara, Dahej, Lakhigam, Ambheta and Jageshwar. Total 5 blocks for girls and 5 blocks for boys consisting of 33 WFC and 16 UL are being constructed.
The Company adopted 75 schools for construction of 100 toilet blocks for boys/girls in 15 far flung districts of Assam. The funds for construction were transferred by the Company to Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhijan(RMSA) � Assam in March & April 2015. The funds were further transferred by RMSA to the individual School Management Committees. As PLL has no presence in Assam it was a demanding task to monitor the progress of construction as well as to motivate the School Management Committees to take up construction on priority basis. Three teams were formed consisting of officers from Dahej, Kochi and Corporate Office. Frequent visits to all the construction sites and daily monitoring and coordination with the school principals, junior engineers and state officials resulted in the project being successful.
4 toilet blocks constructed in Rashtriya Madyamik Vidyalaya, Faridabad.
The details of schools where the Company has provided toilet blocks facilities for boys/girls in Kochi and Assam are available on the website of the Ministry of HRD.
After the successful launch of Swachch Bharat Abhiyan on 2nd October 2014, proactively working towards the promise / oath taken to make India clean by 2019, Petronet LNG Limited has installed PET water bottle crushing machine at Platform 12, Ahmedabad Railway Station. This machine crushes used PET bottles which will be further recycled for a clean and green environment.
Petronet LNG Limited employees at all the three locations - Delhi, Dahej and Kochi joined the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan launched by Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi on 02nd October, 2014, to achieve completely clean India by 2nd October, 2019 to mark the 150th Birth Anniversary of Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.
Employees at Corporate Office participated with full enthusiasm. Officials present at Abhiyaan included Shri M. M. Ahuja, President (Technical), Shri. Rajeev Agarwal, Sr.VP (Projects), Shri. A. K. Chopra, VP (HR/PR).
A committee consisting of Shri Pushp Khetrapal, Sr. VP(O & M), Shri A. K. Chopra , VP(HR/PR) and Shri Pankaj Wadhwa, VP(Finance) was also formed for identifying activities to be undertaken.
The program began by oath taking ceremony on cleanliness and pledge to contribute2 hours in a week or 100 hours in an year for cleanliness.
After the cleanliness pledge, all the employees initiated the cleanliness drive from the office and the area outside the office building.
Dahej LNG Terminal:
Employees at Dahej Terminal equally participated in Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan organized at the Luwara Primary School and Luwara Village. Senior officials present included Shri Rajender Singh (Director Technical), Shri S B Singh, VP(Plant Head), Shri Hemant K Varma, GM (Port Operations) Shri Hemant H Bahura GM (HR/Admin). Shri Mangalbhai Gohil School Principal and the Shrimati Niruben Ahir, Sarpanch also joined the Swachh Bharath Abhiyaan.
The program began with song performance by school children on "Vaishnav jan te..." followed by oath taking ceremony on cleanliness and pledge to contribute to contribute2 hours in a week or 100 hours in an year for cleanliness.
A rally was organized by all school children and employees of Petronet LNG in the village to create awareness of importance of cleanliness in our lives. Quiz competition on the Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi was organized amongst school children on his 145th birth anniversary.
Kochi LNG Terminal:
At Kochi Terminal employees along with their families, students & teachers of nearby village, Kudumbashree and Panchayat members participated with full zest and enthusiasm for launch of 'Swachh Bharat Mission' by Hon. Prime Minister of India on 2nd October 2014, to achieve completely clean India.
The program began with oath taking ceremony (Swachhata Shapath) by all employees and District Collector Shri. M.G. Rajamanickam (IAS) and Shri. K. M. Binu (Olympian and Arjuna Awardee).
Oath taking ceremony was followed by 'Awareness Rally' of PLL employees and their families, around 100 students and teachers from schools of nearby villages (Elamkunnapuzha Gram Panchayat) and ladies from Kudumbshree. The rally was led by Shri. K. M. Binu.
District Collector Shri. M.G. Rajamanickam (IAS) and President and Vice President of Elamkunnapuzha Gram Panchayat also participated in the 'Awareness Rally'.
Petronet LNG Limited is continuously working intensively and extensively so as to achieve Swachh Bharat by 2019. The first step taken by us is to initiate the process of identifying 5 government schools in 3 States where we have our work centres preferably girls school for construction of toilet facilities. Also every employee of Petronet LNG Limited will be devoting 2 hours in a week or 100 hours in a year for cleanliness activities.
Mukhya Mantri Sree Swachhata Nidhi Yojna:
Petronet LNG Limited donated Rs.17,20,000/- by Petronet LNG Limited for construction of 172 toilets in Luwara Primary School and Luwara village.
Handed to the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Smt. Anandiben Patel on 7th Oct 2014 for the Mukhya Mantri Sree Swachhata Nidhi Yojna.