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To join hands with the Prime Minister’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a Bharuch Cleanathon was organised under the chairmanship of Dr Vikrant Pandey, IAS, Collector & DM, Bharuch. The District Administration together with the Green Bharuch, Clean Bharuch Trust and Bharuch Nagarpalika organised the marathon event which had the largest number of people cleaning the largest area in a time period at Bharuch, Gujarat on May 24, 2015. Bharuch Cleanathon was held simultaneously across 14 wards of Nagarpalika. A total of 18,647 registered for the 4-hr cleaning drive. It started at 7.00 am and finished by 11.00 am.
These are the statistics: brooms - 2,950; road brushes - 500; troughs - 370; shovels & pitchforks - 319; govt employees on duty - 126; primary teachers on duty - 126; participants filling/ counting forms - 18,647; vehicles allotted - 37; bleaching powder used - 95 kg; lime used - 267 kg.