NEW DELHI: The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) organised a ‘Plogging drive’ at Nehru Park in Pancharipuri area of New Delhi on 30 September 2018. Picking up litter while jogging or walking termed as the Ploggingdrive was attended by the Senior Officers of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and its organisations along with the morning walkers at the Nehru Park.
The motive behind the drive is to infuse a habit among the general public to pick the litters from parks, gardens, roads, lanes and surrounding areas while walking or jogging and dispose them into the nearby dustbins.
TheSecretary of Housing and Urban Affairs India, Durga Shanker Mishra said that it was time to sync together the two good habits of walking and cleaning and make India clean and healthy. Further, he appealed to the citizens to follow the activity of “plogging” and help the government in spreading the same in the society, on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and fourth anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission.