A day-long Swachh Abhiyan was organised across 21 cities of Maharashtra by Dr Shree Nanasaheb Dharmadhikari Pratishthan (NDP), Revdanda in association with various government agencies on Nov 16, 2014. Over three tonnes of garbage on 5,645 km of road was cleared by 2.05 lakh volunteers of all ages who came armed with masks, gloves and other essentials to clear several truckloads of garbage from different parts of the cities.
Governor Vidyasagar Rao nominated Appasaheb Dharmadhikari as ambassador of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in the state. Among the other goodwill ambassadors were Rajashree Birla, Director of Aditya Birla Group, Nita Ambani and Abhishek Bachchan.