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PM thanks media for success of Swachh Bharat

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday acknowledged the support of the media in the success of his ambitious Swachh Bharat Mission.

“Media supported the Swachh Bharat Mission a lot, they came out to clean the filth on the roads. They devoted their advertisement slots to this initiative, they have made people aware about the programme,” said Prime Minister Modi.

Responding to the queries of the students who have developed an application on the mission, the prime minister said, “When I started Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, I had some apprehensions on its progress and, I thought it is not possible.”

“But when girls like you develop an app on waste management, I’m assured that my nation will reach its goal of a Swachh Bharat,” he added.

Modi also pointed out when the government announces a policy, every other person, including the opposition opposes it, but this project was supported by everyone.

The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission) is a national campaign launched by the Government of India, covering 4041 statutory towns, to clean the streets, roads and infrastructure of the country.

This campaign was officially launched on October 2, 2014 at Rajghat, New Delhi, where Prime Minister Modi himself cleaned the road.

It was a remembrance to Gandhi’s words.

It is India’s biggest ever cleanliness drive and 3 million government employees and school and college students of India participated in this event.

The mission was started by Prime Minister Modi, who nominated nine famous personalities for the campaign, and they took up the challenge and nominated nine more people and so on. It has been carried forward since then with people from all walks of life joining it.

This campaign aims to accomplish the vision of a ‘Clean India’ by October 2, 2019, the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. It is expected to cost over Rs. 62000 crores.

The mission’s specific objectives are:

Elimination of open defecation

Conversion of unsanitary toilets to pour flush toilets

Eradication of manual scavenging

100 percent collection and processing/disposal/reuse/recycling of municipal solid waste

A behavioural change in people regarding healthy sanitation practices

Generation of awareness among citizens about sanitation and its linkages with public health

Supporting urban local bodies in designing, executing and operating waste disposal systems

Facilitating private-sector participation in capital expenditure and operation and maintenance costs for sanitary facilities.

Construction of individual sanitary toilets for households below the poverty line with subsidy (80 percent) where demand exists.

Conversion of dry latrines into low-cost sanitary latrines.

Construction of exclusive village sanitary complexes for women.

Providing facilities for hand pumping, bathing, sanitation and washing on a selective basis.

Setting up of sanitary marts.

Total sanitation of villages through the construction of drains, soakage pits, solid and liquid waste disposal.

Intensive campaign for awareness generation and health education to create a felt need for personal, household and environmental sanitation facilities. (ANI)

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission) is a national campaign launched by the Government of India, covering 4041 statutory towns, to clean the streets, roads and infrastructure of the country.

This campaign was officially launched on October 2, 2014 at Rajghat, New Delhi, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself cleaned the road.

It was a remembrance to Gandhi’s words.

It is India’s biggest ever cleanliness drive and 3 million government employees and school and college students of India participated in this event.

The mission was started by Prime Minister Modi, who nominated nine famous personalities for the campaign, and they took up the challenge and nominated nine more people and so on. It has been carried forward since then with people from all walks of life joining it.

This campaign aims to accomplish the vision of a ‘Clean India’ by October 2, 2019, the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. It is expected to cost over Rs. 62000 crores.

The mission’s specific objectives are:

Elimination of open defecation

Conversion of unsanitary toilets to pour flush toilets

Eradication of manual scavenging

100 percent collection and processing/disposal/reuse/recycling of municipal solid waste

A behavioural change in people regarding healthy sanitation practices

Generation of awareness among citizens about sanitation and its linkages with public health

Supporting urban local bodies in designing, executing and operating waste disposal systems

Facilitating private-sector participation in capital expenditure and operation and maintenance costs for sanitary facilities.

Construction of individual sanitary toilets for households below the poverty line with subsidy (80 percent) where demand exists.

Conversion of dry latrines into low-cost sanitary latrines.

Construction of exclusive village sanitary complexes for women.

Providing facilities for hand pumping, bathing, sanitation and washing on a selective basis.

Setting up of sanitary marts.

Total sanitation of villages through the construction of drains, soakage pits, solid and liquid waste disposal.

Intensive campaign for awareness generation and health education to create a felt need for personal, household and environmental sanitation facilities. (ANI)