As per the directions of the ministry, Swachta Hi Seva (SHS) campaign and plastic waste free India campaign was initiated in the Institute from 11th Sep 2019 to 2nd Oct 2019.
As part of the SHS awareness campaign all the employees of the IITM were requested to replace single use plastic like PET bottles, cups, folders, artificial flowers and other plastic materials by suitable alternatives.
During the campaign a plastic collection drive was organised at various places like Aundh Hospital, Pune-Bangalore Highway, Pashan Hill, Pashan Lake and educational Institutes like schools and colleges. IITM employees volunteered with a maximum number to make the campaign a big success. In addition to this, an essay competition among the IITM employees and a drawing competition among IITM colony kids were organised.