Government of India, Ministry of Defence

A Miniratna Category-1 Company


BEML Limited,being a socially responsible business entity has undertaken various initiatives at its Corporate Office and all its Manufacturing Complexes,Townships and Schools to contribute to the realization of the dream of Our Father of the Nation for a ‘Clean India' through the Swachh Bharat Campaign with active participation of employees.Swachh Bharat Mission launched with the goal of transforming urban India to totally sanitized, healthy and livable cities and towns is being relentlessly pursued by the Company focusing on spreading awareness of the campaign and taking active measures on waste management, provision and cleanliness of public toilets etc.

The Swachh Bharat initiative was launched with activities like pledge taking and conducting public awareness programmes on cleanliness and environment protection such as walkathons, skit/street play to create awareness on cleaning surroundings etc. All employees have taken a pledge to devote 100 hours in a year as ‘Shramadaan’ to ensure cleanliness of the work area & surroundings. Various training programmes on waste management, need and significance of cleanliness have been conducted as part of the initiative. Construction of toilets, bio-gas units for utilization of organic waste and vermi-compost bins, painting of buildings, extensive cleaning of production hangars, high standard of house-keeping, renovation of toilets, fogging and eradication of mosquito menace etc., are being undertaken. Separate bins for collection of dry / wet waste, paper, plastic etc are kept at required places to ensure segregation of waste.

BEML has constructed 9 new toilets at 6 Government schools in Bangalore, 5 toilets in 2 Government schools in KGF and 8 toilets under Swachh Vidyalaya Abhyan at BEML adopted village Ajjapalli near KGF. BEML Limited adopted Ajjapalli Village during the year 2015-16, under sustainable Rural Development plan. Company identified and adopted the village in Kolar District with an aim to contribute to its overall development and has undertaken various activities like Construction of Toilet Blocks, Bore Well- Drinking water facilities, Health, Hygiene and sanitation, Solar lighting, conduct of awareness programmes on cleanliness etc.

The first & Second anniversary of Swachh Bharat Abhyaan was celebrated throughout the organization as ‘Swachh Bharat Diwas’ on 2nd October, coinciding with ‘Gandhi Jayanthi’ in the year 2015 & 2016. Various programmes like oath taking, cleaning drives, planting and distribution of tree saplings were organized across the Company to re-affirm the commitment and dedication towards the national objective of ‘Clean India’ .

Swatcha Bharat Pakhwada was celebrated all over BEML Limited from 1st May 2016 to 15th May 2016. Various events / activities were conducted during the fortnight at BEML Corporate office, Manufacturing Units and Townships located at Bangalore, KGF, Mysore, Palakkad and also at Regional/District offices.

A daily calendar of events was drawn from 1st May to 15th May 2016 and accordingly, the scheduled activities have been carried out with great enthusiasm involving executives, employees and their family members.

The activities carried out during the fortnight were follows:

  • Swatcha Bharat Pakhwada’ banners were displayed at Corporate Office and all the manufacturing Complexes, townships, to create awareness among the employees and their families and other general public regarding cleanliness.
  • Oath taking ceremony was organized at Corporate Office, all Manufacturing Units, Regional and District offices across the country, on the inaugural day. Chairman & Managing Director, Directors, and Division Heads, Senior Executives administered the Swatchta Pledge in Hindi and English at their respective locations, with a view to reaffirm the commitment of each and every employee/executive of the organization, to participate and contribute for the national cause of ‘Swatcha Bharat’.
  • Cleanliness drives were organized at Corporate Office, and all BEML manufacturing units, Townships, Administrative offices and surrounding areas. During the drive, weeding out of old files and unwanted office equipment like old fans, cupboards, broken furniture etc., were carried out.
  • Tree plantation at Township area and Factory premises was also carried out at all BEML manufacturing Units, Townships and the Corporate Office.
  • Special drives were also conducted for segregation of organic and recyclable waste at all the Units, and Pamphlets indicating DOs & Don’t’s on Garbage disposal were distributed.
  • To emphasis the significance of cleanliness among the Children of employees / executives, ‘Painting and Essay Competitions’ on the topic ‘Importance of Cleanliness’ were conducted at Corporate office and BEML Townships.
  • Seminar / Guest Lecture Programmes involving experts were organized to create awareness about the ‘Importance of sanitation and cleanliness’ and their ill-effects on the health of the individuals, at Corporate Office and all Townships, for the benefit of employees/ executives and their family members.
  • Fumigation at BEML Townships were carried out to prevent mosquito menace and diseases.
  • Mini-marathons / walkathons were organized involving employees/ executives and their family members to spread the message of cleanliness in and around the BEML townships, and also draw the attention of general public.
  • Exclusive cleanliness drive of Drainage System was carried out at all BEML Township and Corporate Office.
  • During the cleaning drive, common toilets in the workshops, manufacturing units and Corporate Office, were inspected and cleaned.
  • On 15th May 2016, concluding ceremony of Swatcha Bharat Pakhwada‘ was organized at BEML Corporate Office and in manufacturing Units. The speakers in the function, emphasized on the need of participation, importance of cleanliness and the way forward to achieve the ‘Clean India’ goal by 2nd October 2019.
  • During the concluding ceremony, prizes were distributed to the winners of Painting and Essay Competitions conducted during the Swatcha Bharat Pakhwada, and also consolation prizes were given to all the participants.

BEML is committed to undertake various activities under Annual Action Plan based on the recommendations of the Group of Secretaries on ‘Swachh Bharat & Ganga Rejuvenation’ for the period from 2016-17 up to 2nd October 2019. The main activities are:

  • Construction and renovation of Toilets Blocks.
  • Conducting awareness programmes on cleanliness .
  • Construction of Bio-Gas Unit for utilization of organic / canteen waste.
  • Construction of vermi compost bins.
  • Dual pipeline system and Rain Water Harvesting System.
  • General Up-keep and painting of buildings/
  • Segregation of waste in association with local municipality.
  • Planting and distribution of tree saplings in association with the State Forest Department
  • Maintaining and developing parks .
  • Fogging for eradication of Mosquito Menace etc.,

BEML Limited, is fully committed to the Swachh Bharat Mission for totally sanitized, healthy and livable cities, towns, villages and communities. The company through determined and persistent efforts is focusing on spreading awareness of the campaign and taking steps not only to ensure cleanliness in its manufacturing complexes and townships but also in neighbouring schools and public places. Measures such as installing bio gas plants and vermi-compose pits to organically dispose waste are yielding rich dividends.

BEML has charted out a ‘Five Year Swachh Bharat’ Plan with a view to carry out the ‘Swachh Bharat’ Campaign till 2019.The Company would continue to take measures towards achieving the desired goal of ‘Clean India’ by 2019.