Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at NBPGR

Date Posted: 26-09-2014

In consonance with the call of Hon’ble Prime Minister (, ICAR has instructed its countrywide network to launch “Swachh Bharat Mission” from 25th September 2014 ( The mission is being launched on the concept of Mahatma Gandhi’s vision “Sanitation is more important than independence.” ICAR has prepared an action plan for implementation across its 99 establishments and 639 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) functioning at grass root level in various districts of the country.

NBPGR will follow ICAR guidelines as follows:

  • NBPGR employees will take ‘Swachhta Shapath’ (cleanliness oath) on 2nd October 2014.
  • NBPGR employees will undertake initiatives for improvement in cleanliness, not only in their own premises but also in the surrounding areas.
  • All the R&D activities at NBPGR HQ and regional stations will ensure cleanliness and safe-disposal of chemicals and residues on sustainable basis.
  • To take stock of cleanliness in HB Singh residential complex and adopt measures on a sustained basis for improvement.
  • Regional stations will include the talk on need for cleanliness in farmer’s contact programmes.
  • ‘Farmers’ Day’ and ‘Field Day’ events organized by NBPGR will necessarily include awareness campaigns and contests etc. on the theme of cleanliness.
  • NBPGR website will carry message relating to ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’.

Dr. KC Bansal, Director, NBPGR in his message on this occasion called for internalizing the cleanliness agenda for enhancement in individual’s focus and institutional performance.