Swachch Bhaarat is the program and campaign initiated by the Prime
Minister Sri Narendra Modi on 2nd October, 2014. Mr. Modi himself had cleaned a
road in Delhi to initiate the campaign in style. The impressive and
convincing style of Mr. Modi triggered a nation-wide activity, never seen
Swachch Bharat mission has two components. The urban
component will be for about 4,000 towns for 5 years. Expected cost is Rs 62,000
crore. The center will assist with about Rs 15,000 crore. This part of
the mission will work with the Ministry of urban development.
The Nirmal Bharat
Abhiyaan (NBA) is restructured into Swachch Bharat mission for the rural areas.
The mission will work with the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
These two components will provide individual household toilets, community and
public toilets. They will manage the municipal solid waste too. The
numbers are gigantic. The mission covers 1 crore households and a few lakhs of
The government of India is giving a lot of
importance to the mission. Every Sunday we have the media showing a lot of
video clips and news on the subject of swachch Bharat. The target for the
completion of mission is the year 2019.
. A mission
called Namami Gange is to be set up with an initial outlay of Rs 2,000 crores.