New Delhi. 07 December 2021. National Cadet Corps (NCC) is carrying out a nationwide campaign to free seashores/beaches from plastic & other waste materials and increase awareness about importance of keeping these clean. The aim of the month-long ‘Puneet Sagar’Campaign is to propagate the message of ‘Importance of Clean Seashores/Beaches’ amongst the local population and future generation beginning December 01, 2021.

During the first week of the Abhiyan from December 01, the NCC cadets participated with enthusiasm and vigour to clean the plastic waste along the seashores in coastal areas. The cadets made efforts with the help of nukkadnataks, poetry recitation, etc to generate awareness and educate the target population about measures for conservation and impact of plastic pollution along the sea beaches. Cadets also made a deliberate effort to sensitise and mobilise support of local populace in preventing of pollution of sea beaches through one-on-one contact.

During this week almost 30,000 cadets from eight coastal NCC directoratesparticipated in the Abhiyan. The cadets of Eastern Coastal regions braved the rough weather conditions arising due to ‘Cyclone Jawad’ to fulfil their moral duty towards the Nation and the environment. The cadets cleaned the beaches and gathered almost 900 kilogrammes of plastic waste in the process and reached out to almost two lakh citizens planting seeds of cleanliness and awareness about evils of plastic waste in their hearts and minds. Details of participation are given as Appx A.

The cadets will continue to put in maximum effort in the cleanliness of beaches and raising of awareness amongst the citizens till the end of the year and ensure a cleaner and greener tomorrow.

In addition to sweating out on the ground at the beaches the cadets also made an effort to ignite the spark of cleanliness in the local populace through public interaction, pamphlet distribution, pledge/oath taking/signature campaigns and cultural programmes/nukkadnataks/rallies.

The campaign was extensively covered in the social media through Whatsappand twitter messages with the hashtag #puneetsagar.Being the first week of the movement, the activities have started picking up momentum and more number of institutes and populace has started joining NCC cadets to be part of this Abhiyan.

S No.NCC  StateDteCadets ParticipatedPlastic waste collected (Kg)Alumni/
Public figure involved
No of LocationsPopulation Impacted 
1Andhra Pradesh and Telangana1123140 312,000
2Gujarat5455126 252,000
3Karnataka and Goa2580194 23,600
4Kerala and Lakshadweep4320150Asst Director, Trivandrum District Tourism24,500
5Maharashtra8255113 281,000
6Odisha1025110 210,400
7Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andaman & Nicobar3225100 25,000
8West Bengal and Sikkim2125130 425,000
 Total281081063 191,93,500