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Erik Solheim of United Nation does real Swachh Bharat

  • UN, Erik Solheim, Head of Environment, United Nations, swachh bharat abhiyan
    Versova residents marked their first anniversary of weekend beach clean-ups

    collecting 1.12 lakh kilograms of plastic waste with support from head of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Erik Solheim, who labelled the event as the largest beach clean-up in history.

  • UN, Erik Solheim, Head of Environment, United Nations, swachh bharat abhiyan
    The drive also saw 30 civic body workers, 50 policemen and some celebrities taking time out to clean the beach.

    Thousands of children, students, college-goers and officials from various private companies gathered at the northern end of Versova Beach and cleared trash from a kilometre-long stretch (from the jetty area up to Jeet Nagar, Versova village).

  • UN, Erik Solheim, Head of Environment, United Nations, swachh bharat abhiyan
    Solheim told HT that he was pleased to see the huge turnout during the clean-up drive. “On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, it is ...

    Over 52 weeks, the Versova residents’ volunteers (VRV) collected a total of 3.11 million kgs (over 31 lakh kg) of plastic, glass and other beach trash, which is nearly one-third of the daily garbage generated in Mumbai.

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