New Delhi: Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, who made a surprise visit to various areas of his ministry on Wednesday, expressed unhappiness over status of cleanliness in some rooms, loose wires hanging in corridors and poor upkeep of library books.
"He visited various sections, library, canteen and toilets. The minister expressed unhappiness over the status of cleanliness in some of the rooms, loose wires in corridors and upkeep of books in library," an official statement said.
He himself picked up waste papers lying here and there and threw them in dustbin. He also ordered renovation of library and speeding up of weeding of old records, it said.
During the checks, Paswan interacted with groups of officials, highlighting the importance of hygiene and cleanliness.
The minister said that "Swachh Bharat Mission" initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is an opportunity for "all of us" to contribute in the mission of cleanliness.
He asked the officials to ensure voluntary service at least two hours every week to keep his or her surroundings clean. After the inspecting the kitchen of the canteen, Paswan also took lunch with officials, the statement added.