The Government is planning to launch a seven-day mass cleanliness drive with the slogan ‘God’s Own Country, a Clean Land,’as part of Gandhi Jayanthi from October 1.Mass cleaning programmes and awareness classes on various waste management techniques would be organised. Effective plans would be chalked out to streamline or integrate the sanitation drives of different departments. The cleaning programmes would be held in all schools,government offices and houses with the support from various departments, Kudumbasree and Suchitwa Mission workers, resident associations, and school authorities. At the initiative of civic bodies, students would be encouraged to take part in mass awareness programmes. They would remove plastic wastes from roads, hospital premises, and schools. The State-level inauguration of the drive would be on October 1. On the second day, school students would take part in various competitions. Films and documentaries on Mahatma Gandhi would also be screened. Planting of saplings, herbs, and vegetable gardens would also be taken up.