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NEW DELHI: The Centre has earned Rs 1,162 crore from scrap disposal during its special cleanliness drives and plans are afoot to further accelerate it with the help of the states, Union Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said.
“The cleanliness campaigns carried out at over four lakh sites have resulted in weeding out nearly 96.10 lakh files, including electronic files, besides freeing up 355.50 lakh square feet of space, which can house a huge shopping complex or a mall,” he said.
“As much as Rs 1,162.49 crore has been earned through disposal of office scrap, including e-waste such as old computers and other electronic items. The cleanliness drive has become India’s largest campaign for institutionalising ‘swachata’,” Singh said.
He said without spending a significant sum, the Government has been able to earn so many crores of revenue through the cleanliness campaign, ‘which, in my opinion, is a huge success.’
“The revenue of Rs 1,162.49 crore was earned in the three special campaigns carried out by the Central Government during 2021 to 2023,” the minister said.