Bharat is the five-year campaign that our Prime Minister
Sri Narendra Modi started on 2nd October, 2014. Father of Nation, Gandhiji
was not happy with the knowledge and practices of Indians related to hygiene
and sanitation. To realize Gandhiji’s
dream PM Modi initiated this campaign.
Indians have been facing a lot of illnesses
and contagious diseases since a long time.
A lot of money was being spent on cure and medicines. The normal life of people is disrupted when
people fall ill.
Swach Bharat Abhiyan is meant mainly for two
To provide clean and safe drinking
water to all people, in sufficient quantities.
To provide suitable and
sufficient sanitation facilities, waste disposal system, rural cleanliness. This includes construction of public toilets,
toilets in schools and in individual houses too.
The main purpose is to provide healthy
living conditions for people of India and to raise awareness in their minds on
hygiene. Defecating and urinating in
public places is unhealthy. Mosquitoes, viruses and harmful organisms
develop and could cause diseases. One
needs to maintain toilets and houses clean.
Organic waste from kitchen as well as other garbage must be disposed in proper
garbage bins provided by the municipal authorities.
Especially in schools where children spend
their time during the day, it is important.
We need to avoid littering on roads and elsewhere. We should not allow stagnant waters in nearby
localities. We should not pollute river
waters and other water bodies by throwing waste, plastic things, polythene
bags, chemical fluids and powders etc.
Then that water is used for drinking later on. So it is putting oneself at risk. There are projects also to clean rivers
like Ganges. Then the health of lakhs of
people taking a dip in the river will be saved.
Indians follow healthy practices, drink pure water, dispose of garbage properly,
the living environment becomes healthy.
Then children and adults do not fall sick so often. Thus India at large will benefit. Sick people’s health will improve. Number of people dying from deadly diseases
will reduce. People’s time, money and
effort will be saved. Then their living
standards will improve. Then they will
be able to take care of their health in a better way further on.
to awareness publicity, children learn hygienic practices. They will be able to adopt a lifestyle which
is hygienic. Swasth Bharat is the healthy India where all
people live in clean environments and live healthy lives. In this program the municipal authorities as
well as children and individual citizens have important roles to play. Thus swach Bharat will become a healthy