“Cleanliness is Godliness” is the mantra of Mahatma Gandhiji, Father of Nation. He demonstrated, propagated and insisted for individual and community cleanliness throughout his life. Following his footprints, Government of Gujarat launched Nirmal Gujarat Abhiyan from the year 2005. The campaign achieved encouraging results.
In order to carry it forward and realize the dream of Mahatma Gandhi, the community with in fact sanitation and cleanliness of the State Government launched Mahatma Gandhi Swachhata Mission on 26/02/2014 with a vision to make Gujarat open defecation free, Zero waste, dust free and green.
The Government of India has launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on 2/10/2014 with a vision to dedicate Clean India on 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 2/10/2019. Mahatma Gandhi Swachhata Mission is integrated with Swachh Bharat Abhiyan towards realizing this laudable vision.