Swachch Bharat

Concept: Swachch Bharat


Topic: Polity
Category: Governance-sanitation
Related News: Hindu, Feb 16
CNA mentions: 1(Feb 16.Mar 12)

Swachch Bharat

The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, also known as the Clean India Mission started by the Indian government under PM Narendra Modi is a national-level campaign dedicated to cleaning the country. Modi flagged the event on 2 October 2014 by himself cleaning the road. The formal launch was at Rajghat, New Delhi in honour of Mahatma Gandhi’s memory. The SBA covers 4041 statutory cities and towns. It involves the cleaning of roads, streets and infrastructure. The mission is the biggest cleanliness drive India has ever seen. It involves the participation of 3 million government servants and also school and university students.