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Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti today launched a cleanliness fortnight in the ministry and administered 'Swachh Bharat' (Clean India) pledge to the employees.
Along with the main function in the national capital, simultaneous events were organised in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Uttarakhand, an official statement said.
The ministry has organised around 200 programmes along water bodies in Rajasthan, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Odisha, Assam, Manipur, Kerala and Jharkhand, it said.
The ministry also sought participation of NGOs, community groups and industrial houses in this programme, the statement said.
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