Government earns Rs 600 crore by selling scrap

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The Narendra Modi government has earned nearly Rs 600 crore by selling scrap, including weeded-out files, condemned office equipment, and obsolete vehicles. The government is planning to hold a special campaign from October 2 to October 31 to further increase the revenue from this source.

The government had earned Rs 62 crore from the first such exercise in October 2021. Since the last campaign ended in November, the government has institutionalised the cleanliness drive as a constant exercise and has earned nearly Rs 20 crore each month.

The government has weeded out nearly 31 lakh government files since the campaign first began around two years ago. The amount of space freed in government offices is a whopping 185 lakh square feet.

The government is planning to cover 1.5 lakh office sites in the third edition of the campaign. The target is to free at least 100 lakh square feet of space and earn Rs 400 crore in revenue.

Minister of state for personnel Dr Jitendra Singh will announce the campaign on September 14 in Delhi.

Here are some of the benefits of the government’s scrap sale initiative:

  • It helps to declutter government offices and free up space.
  • It generates revenue for the government.
  • It helps to reduce pollution by recycling scrap.
  • It promotes a culture of cleanliness and efficiency in government offices.

The government’s scrap sale initiative is a win-win for everyone involved. It helps to clean up government offices, generate revenue for the government, and reduce pollution. I hope the government continues this initiative and expands it to cover more government offices.


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