About 40 members from I-Clean Nagpur cleaned the Bharat Van this Sunday morning. They could collect about twenty bags of garbage, including plastic bottles, sachets, etc. This is their 159th spot in the region. The residents of Bharat Nagar have formed a team called Save Bharat Van team& is fighting for conservation of Bharat Van. They are also protesting against the proposal of authorities constructing a road through the forest, which will ultimately result in cutting of about 200 trees. Today, the Save Bharat Van team organised a seed ball making workshop. Members of Saraswati Vidyalaya Alumni Association, Green Vigil Foundation and many others were also present.
The aim of the I-Clean movement is not only to clean dirty spots, but also to make people aware and make them contribute towards Swachhta in every possible way. With the aim of spreading the message of clean living to every Nagpurian, the I-Clean team also encourages people to use cloth bags for their daily shopping.
To fund their activities, each volunteer makes a minimum contribution of ₹50 every month. Some voluntary contributions are also received from citizens at each spot. The clean-up drives have not only got support from the general public, but are also backed by NMC and KRML who actively participate in clean-up drives and support by providing necessary equipment for removal and disposal of garbage.
It is the group’s vision that every city in India should have an I-Clean team and each citizen should follow the cleanliness regime.
With I-clean, it is ‘I’ before ‘You’. It is in the name – I should do it rather than asking you to do it.
The group has made an appeal to all the like-minded people of Nagpur to join them in their zest for cleaning and beautifying the city. People of all ages and vocations can voluntarily be a part of these efforts. You can call on 8421930862 / 7743994550 to be a part of this selfless group that is making efforts to make Nagpur really a clean and smart city.