Importance and Impact of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan - A Review
Keywords:Swachch Bharat Abhiyan, Open Defecation, Insanitary Toilet
Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan is an initiative started by government of India to make the country completely clean of any mess or littering, thereby making every nook and corner of the nation clean and tidy. Earlier many awareness programmes (such as total sanitation campaign, Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan etc.) about the environmental sanitation and personal cleanliness were launched by the Indian government however could not be so effective to make India a clean India. Swachh Bharat Mission was launched by Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on 2nd October, 2014 to urge people to fulfill Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of a clean India, by his 150th birth anniversary in 2019. These campaigns were carried out nationwide in more than 4,000 districts/ towns in India. The aim of the mission is to eliminate the open defecation, conversation of insanitary toilet to pour flush toilet, eradication of manual scavenging and all above to bring about a behavioral change in people regarding healthy sanitation practice and to ensure public participation in achieving these aims.
How to cite this article:
Firdaus S, Anjum R, Anwar AI, Khan AA, Ahmad S. Importance and Impact of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan - A Review. J Integ Comm Health 2019; 8(2): 18-20.