Madhya Pradesh ENVIS was celebrated Swachh Bharat Pakhawada from 1st June to 15th June 2017. We were organized a pledge on “Swachh Bharat abhiyan” for DMI staff members, students and common public. MPENVIS Centre also organized a cleanliness drive in Swachh Bharat Pakhawada in our office and common public areas. Awareness programmes and group discussion were conducted by MPENVIS team for youth on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Quiz contest and Prize distribution was done on the occasion. We were distributed the awareness pamphlet during the Swachh Bharat Pakhawada.

            Madhya Pradesh ENVIS Centre organized a pledge on “Swachh Bharat abhiyan”

                    MPENVIS Centre organized a cleanliness drive in Swachh Bharat Pakhawada

                                                     About Swachh Bharat Abhiyan


Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is started by the government to make India a completely clean India. Clean India was a dream seen by the Mahatma Gandhi regarding which he said that, “Sanitation is more important than Independence”. During his time he was well aware of the poor and dirty condition of the country that’s why he made various efforts to complete his dream however could not be successful. As his dream of clean India a day, he said that both cleanliness and sanitation are integral parts of healthy and peaceful living. Unfortunately, India became lack of cleanliness and sanitation even after 70 years of independence. According to the statistics, it has seen that only few percentage of total population have access to the toilets. It is a programme run by the government to seriously work to fulfill the vision of Father of Nation (Bapu) by calling the people from all walks of life to make it successful globally.

 This mission has to be completed by 150th birth anniversary of Bapu (2nd October of 2019) in next five years (from the launch date). It is urged by the government to people to spend their only 100 hours of the year towards cleanliness in their surrounding areas or other places of India to really make it a successful campaign. There are various implementation policies and mechanisms for the programme including three important phases such as planning phase, implementation phase and sustainability phase.

What is Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a national cleanliness campaign established by the Government of India. This campaign is covering 4041 statutory towns in order to clean roads, streets, and infrastructure of the India. It is a mass movement has run to create a Clean India by 2019. It is a step ahead to the Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of swachh Bharat for healthy and prosperous life. This mission was launched on 2nd of October 2014 (145th birth anniversary of Bapu) by targeting its completeness in 2019 on 150th birth anniversary of Bapu. The mission has been implemented to cover all the rural and urban areas of the India under the Ministry of Urban Development and the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation accordingly.

The first cleanliness drive (on 25th of September 2014) of this mission was started by the Indian Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi earlier to its launch. This mission has targeted to solve the sanitation problems as well as better waste management all over the India by creating sanitation facilities to all.

Need of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Swachh Bharat mission is very necessary to run continuously in India until it gets its goal. It is very essential for the people in India to really get the feeling of physical, mental, social and intellectual well being. It is to make living status advance in India in real means which can be started by bringing all over cleanliness.

               Swachh Survekshan rankings: Best and worst cities in terms of cleanliness

In Swachh Survekshan 2017, Indore as the cleanest city among the 434 surveyed for cleanliness. While Gujarat has topped the list of states with the maximum number of cleanest cities (12 cities), Madhya Pradesh was a close second (11 cities) followed by Andhra Pradesh in the third position (8 cities).

Here are the top ten cities on the basis of cleanliness rankings in the Swachh Survekshan 2017 report:

1.Indore, Madhya Pradesh
2. Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
3. Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
4. Surat, Gujarat
5. Mysore, Karnataka
6. Tiruchirapally, Tamil Nadu
7. NDMC, National Capital Territory of Delhi
8. Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
9. Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
10. Vadodara, Gujarat

Here are the 10 cities with the worst ranking in the report:

1.Gonda, Uttar Pradesh
2. Bhusawal, Maharashtra
3. Bagaha, Bihar
4. Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh
5. Katihar, Bihar
6. Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh
7. Muktsar, Punjab
8. Abohar, Punjab
9. Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh
10. Khurja, Uttar Pradesh

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