As part of the Swachh Bharat Mission, Swachhta Pakhwada was celebrated in the Institute during 16-31 October, 2016. A series of events were organized during this period to conduct cleaning drives and to create awareness about cleanliness among the masses.
At the beginning of Swachhta Pakhwada on 17th October, 2016 Dr. P. G. Patil, Director administered oath to all the staff to maintain cleanliness of their working places and residential premises. Then a cleaning programme at the Institute was conducted where all the staff members participated to segregate & clean the garbage / debris / unserviceable items lying in the basement of the Dr. V. Sundaram Building, Chemical and Biochemical Processing Division and backside of Yashwant Rao Chavan building by forming human chains from 10.30 am to 12.00 pm. Broken furniture, pipes, old untraceable records etc. were removed from this place and kept in a heap which were later on disposed off as per the guidelines. At the end of the programme, Director appreciated the efforts put by the staffs to make the institute neat and clean.