DRDO Conducts Cleanliness Drive In Govt School On Gandhi Jayanti

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The DRDO in Hyderabad led a cleanliness drive, in a govt school of Mallapur as a part of Swatch Bharat Abhiyan on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Written By Rishabh Mishra | Mumbai | Updated On:

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in Hyderabad led a cleanliness drive, in a government school of Mallapur as a part of Swatch Bharat Abhiyan on the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.  The Chairman of DRDO Dr. G Satheesh Reddy, MSR Prasad, DG Missiles & Strategic Systems, Lab Directors, Project Directors, Scientists, and DRDO staff participated in the cleanliness drive. Apart from this, all the DRDO labs and establishments across India took part in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in their respective locations. DRDO also marked the first anniversary of one full year of a complete ban on single-use plastic bottles in their office. 

DRDO Chairman on Gandhi Jayanti and e-waste 

Dr. G Satheesh Reddy spoke about the need for technology to tackle waste management. He said, “We are advancing towards digital and information-driven country. Even from the defence perspective, integrated, miniaturised systems and smart electronic sensors will act as the backbone for futuristic applications.” 

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Elimination of single-use plastic bottles 

DRDO headquarters based in Delhi also completed one year of a total ban on single-use plastic, on ‘Gandhi Jayanti’. This includes replacing plastic water bottles with glass water bottles. The initiative has also been implemented in all the other labs and establishments of DRDO leading to a significant reduction in single-use plastics. It was first started by DRDO Chief G Satheesh Reddy on the next day after taking over as the head of the research agency on August 29 last year. 

(With ANI Inputs)

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