ONGC launches ‘Cleanathon Himalaya’ to clean 3 important tributaries of Ganges

ONGC launches ‘Cleanathon Himalaya’ to clean 3 important tributaries of Ganges

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New Delhi, Jul 24

ONGC inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Indian Mountaineering Federation (IMF) today for cleaning the Himalayas as part of the Swachh Bharat Pakhwada.

The ‘Cleanathon Himalaya’, this innovative CSR programme of ONGC aims to clean three source tributaries of river Ganga viz. Bhagirathi, Alaknanda and Pindari.

The campaign was flagged off in the presence of DD Misra, Director (HR), ONGC The cleaning of source tributaries of the Ganges has been undertaken by ONGC to take the Government’s flagship cleanliness programme to the Himalayas – a first by any corporate.

Launching the current edition of the programme running into its fourth phase, Mr Misra said, “Today, we have launched 4th Phase, under which we aim to clean the source and catchment areas of 3 important tributaries of Ganga in Uttarakhand i.e. Bhagirathi, Alaknanda and Pindari”.

Mr Misra said that the programme is a part of the ‘Swacchta Pakhwada’ drive of the Government of India beginning from 16th to 31st July, 2017 and ONGC remains committed to play an active role in the Swacch Bharat Mission of the Govt. of India.

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