Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) or Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) is a nation-wide campaign in India for the period 2014 to 2019 that aims to clean up the streets, roads and infrastructure of India's cities, towns, urban and rural areas. The campaign's official name is in Hindi and translates to "Neat and tidy India Mission" in English. The objectives of Swachh Bharat include eliminating open defecation through the construction of household-owned and community-owned toilets and establishing an accountable mechanism of monitoring toilet use. Run by the Government of India, the mission aims to achieve an "open-defecation free" (ODF) India by 2 October 2019, the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, by constructing 90 million toilets in rural India at a projected cost of ₹1.96 lakh crore. The mission will also contribute to India reaching Sustainable Development Goal 6, established by the UN in 2015.
Modi will be honoured for his leadership of the Swachch Bharat Mission, which he had launched on October 2, 2014. So far, 90 million toilets have been built to eliminate open defecation by October 2,.. IndiaTimes - Published
The US based Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will confer PM Narendra Modi with an award for his clean India initiative which was launched during his first term at the Centre in 2014. Swachh Bharat.. IndiaTimes - Published
PM Modi will deliver on Thursday his 6th straight Independence Day speech and is expected to touch on a host of issues, ranging from the landmark decision on J&K to the state of economy. Modi has used.. IndiaTimes - Published
BJP working president J P Nadda on Monday "pulled up" Bhopal MP Pragya Singh Thakur for her remarks that she was not elected to the Lok Sabha for cleaning up toilets, comments that were seen to be.. IndiaTimes - Published
Ruing that only 8% of water received from rainfall was being utilised in the country despite scarcity in many parts, PM Modi made “three requests” to urge all Indians to join hands and save every.. IndiaTimes - Published
In his opening remarks at the fifth governing council meeting of Niti Aayog, Modi said one of the major aims of the Centre's integrated approach to water-related issues under the jal shakti ministry is.. IndiaTimes - Published
Over 56.6 lakh individual household toilets have been constructed till February this year and another 6.33 lakh toilets were under construction under the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U), the.. DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes