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Mission Zero Scrap: Central Railways earns 310 crores from Junk

  • Public Relations Officer of the Central Railway AK Singh said that between April 2019 and February 2020, Rs. 310 crore 49 lakh has been earned from the scrap sold.
  • In the same period last year, 244 crore 19 lakhs were earned. That is 27 per cent more revenue has been earned this year than last year.

The Indian Railways has taken Swachh Bharat Abhiyan very seriously. PM Modi always focused on the cleanliness of the country’s public places like airports, railways stations etc. Union Railways Minister of India Piyush Goyal has also given important directions to railway officials in the matter of cleanliness. Railways is paying special attention to cleanliness through their different undertakings. In this series, the Central Railway has decided to remove unnecessary items from the railway premises and the railways are directly benefiting from this. Central Railway has earned 310 crores just by selling its junk and this is a record in itself.

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Record is created By ‘Mission Zero Scrap’ scheme of Indian Railways
General Manager of Central Railway Sanjeev Mittal has started a mission. Under cleanliness, a scheme of ‘Mission Zero Scrap’ was brought to the Central Railway. Under this, unnecessary items, scraps under Central Railway should be sold and that place cleaned. You will be surprised to know that Central Railway has earned 310 crores just by selling junk. Under this mission, long-time unnecessary items and junk in every division, workshop, and shed of the Central Railway should be sold. Recently, Danapur division of Indian Railways has revamped a scrap coach into a restaurant.

Central Railway earned 27 per cent more revenue than previous year
Public Relations Officer of the Central Railway AK Singh said that from April 2019 to February 2020, Rs 310 crore 49 lakhs have been earned from selling scrap while in the same period last year, Rs 244 crore 19 lakhs were earned. That is 27 per cent more revenue has been earned this year than last year.

Railways have earned crores of rupees by selling unnecessary junk
AK Singh said that the scrap sold by the Central Railway includes parts of train coaches, iron parts, broken wheels, train coaches etc. On one hand, the railways have earned crores of rupees by selling unnecessary junk that was lying for a long time and on the other hand, it has become easier to clean the railway workshops, car shades and now vacant places have also become available for use.

“Railways is your property, please do not make it dirty”. You will find this line written at almost every railway station. But hardly anyone follows it. There are frequent complaints of stations being dirty and filthy. Even inside the train compartment, you will have to complain several times about hygiene and cleanliness but with the inspiration of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has changed the outlook of Indian Railways and today results can be seen at every station. ‘Swachh Bharat’ is a continuing mission with an emphasis on strengthening effort to bring about systemic change about cleanliness. This campaign will continuously progress through various activities aimed at improving cleanliness in trains, railway stations, yards, workshops, office premises and railway colonies.

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