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clean India green India ......the title itself describes it`s meaning .

according to me it means
that if our country is clean then it will be green also because CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO
GODLINESS. and if the people of India try to keep their India clean then they will also try to
plant more trees and by planting more trees there would be more greenery in our country .

Cleanliness means maintaining neatness both physically and mentally.we can estimate and
analyses a person by his way of dressing.If one dressed carelessly all the people will assess
hi character .a good heart is moulded from a good character.cleanliness of mind will
promote spiritual perfection and happiness swachh bharat is a campaign recently announced
by our PM.NARENDRA MODI.This is a campaign to bring out/produce a clean India.This
campaign is for the clean environment and for a clean India tomorrow.This campaign will
end/finish at 2019.t is a cleanliness program signed by our P.M.he took broom and he started
SLOGAN : swachh bharath is not modi's task it is people's task.The Clean
Water,environment and surroundings,home.Act has made advances to our society that have
helped our Environment to flourish with life.Take out the rubbish, and the students
themselves take responsibility for keeping their school green. "cleanliness is next to
godliness"clean AND green maintain our environment clean and green Keep plants around
the house.It was organized by India's 15th Prime Minister Narendra Modi Clean India is duty
of every citizen Cleanliness India is a beautiful India Lets be cleaned lets be civilized Clean
India we get green India Clean India is duty of every citizen Cleanliness India is a beautiful
India Environment has received a lot of attention. Not only intellectuals but even the ordinary
men and women are becoming aware of the need to have a clean environment.The
importance of good and clean environment cannot be described adequately. According to
many scientists, the factor which influences the growth of individuals most is environment.
But unfortunately, the various elements of environment such as, air, water, land, etc., are
polluted and contaminated. The polluted environment is a health hazard and causes several
diseases and ailments. It ruins our chances of survival. Hence, an all-out attempt must be
made to have a clean environment. This requires several corrective and preventive measures.
One of the best ways to have a clean environment is to plant more trees. The CLEAN-India
programme aims to mobilise community responsibility for environmental assessment and
improvement in all major towns and cities of India through schools and NGOs linked with
governments, business, academic and other institutions.if we clean India we get a green and
healthy India This campaign was officially launched on 2 October 2014 at Rajghat, New
Delhi , where Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself wielded broom and cleaned a road.
The campaign is India's biggest ever cleanliness drive and 3 million government employees
and schools and colleges students of India participated in this event.is a national level
campaign by the Government of India covering 4041 statutory towns to clean the streets,
roads and infrastructure of the country.


Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a cleanliness drive aimed to cover 4,041 statutory cities and towns all over
India in order to clean the streets, roads and other infrastructure. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a cleanliness
campaign run by the government of India and initiated by the Honourable Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
It is a most important topic which our kids and students must know and be aware of this mission. It is a
general topic which students are generally given in their schools to write or say something on Swachh
Bharat or Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. We have provided below some simply written essay on Swachh Bharat
Abhiyan in order to make your kids gets participated in the essay writing competition. You can select any
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan essay given below:
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is also called as the Clean India Mission or Clean India drive or Swachh Bharat
Campaign. It is a national level campaign run by the Indian Government to cover all the backward
statutory towns to make them clean. This campaign involves the construction of latrines, promoting
sanitation programmes in the rural areas, cleaning streets, roads and changing the infrastructure of the
country to lead the country ahead. This campaign was officially launched by the Prime Minister, Narendra
Modi on 145th birth anniversary of the Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd of October in 2014 at Rajghat, New Delhi.


Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a Swachh Bharat mission led by the government of India to make India a clean
India. This campaign was launched officially by the government of India on 145th birthday anniversary of
the great person, Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd of October, 2014. It was launched at the Rajghat, New Delhi
(cremation of Mahatma Gandhi). The government of India has aimed to make India a clean India by 2nd of
October 2019 (means 150th birth anniversary of the Mahatma Gandhi) through this campaign.
It is a politics free campaign and inspired by the patriotism. It is launched as a responsibility of the each
and every Indian citizen to make this country a Swachh country. This campaign has initiated people
globally towards the cleanliness. Teachers and students of the school are joining this “Clean India
Campaign” very actively with great fervour and joy. Under this campaign, another cleanliness initiative
has been started by the UP CM, Yogi Adityanath in March 2017. He has banned chewing paan, gutka and
other tobacco products in the government offices all over UP.


Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a campaign launched by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi as a nationwide
cleanliness campaign. It is implemented to fulfill the vision and mission of clean India a day. It was
launched especially on the birth anniversary of the Mahatma Gandhi as he was dreamed and very keen to
make this country a clean country. He had tried for clean India in his time by motivating people through
his campaigns and slogans however could not be true because of the partial involvement of the people of

But after years, Swachh Bharat Mission is again started by the government of India to make the dream of
clean India come true in next five years till 150th birthday anniversary of the Mahatma Gandhi. It was
started in 2014 on 2nd of October on the 145th birth anniversary of the mahatma Gandhi. It is big challenge
for all the citizens of India. It is only possible if each and every person living in India would understand
this campaign their own responsibility and try to meet hands together to make it a successful mission. It
is initiated and promoted by the famous Indian personalities to spread this mission as an awareness
programme all through the India. In order to ensure cleanliness, UP CM, Yogi Adityanath, has banned
chewing paan, gutka and other tobacco products in the offices all over UP in March 2017.
Swachh Bharat Mission or Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a campaign run by the government of India as a
massive mass movement to initiate the theme of cleanliness all through the India. This campaign was
launched in seeking the way to create a Clean India target by 2019, 2nd of October means 150th birthday
anniversary of the Mahatma Gandhi. The father of nation, Mahatma Gandhi was dreamed to make India a
clean India and always put his hard efforts towards swachhta in India. This is the reason, why Swachh
Bharat Abhiyan was launched on 2nd of October (the birthday of the Mahatma Gandhi). To complete the
vision of the father of the nation, Indian government has decided to launch this campaign. In March 2017,
UP CM Yogi Adityanath has also banned chewing paan and gutka to ensure cleanliness in UP government
The aim of the mission is to cover all the rural and urban areas of the country to present this country as an
ideal country before the world. The mission has targeted aims like eliminating the open defecation,
converting insanitary toilets into pour flush toilets, eradicating manual scavenging, complete disposal
and reuse of solid and liquid wastes, bringing behavioural changes to people and motivate health
practices, spreading cleanliness awareness among people, strengthening the cleanliness systems in the
urban and rural areas as well as creating user frietndly environment for all private sectors interested for
investing in India for cleanliness maintenance.

This mission has an interesting theme of inviting nine new people by each and every involved people in
the campaign and continuing this chain until the each and every citizen of India gets involved in this


Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a nationwide cleanliness campaign run by the government of India and initiated
by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on 2nd of October in 2014 on 145th birthday anniversary of the
Mahatma Gandhi. This campaign has been launched to fulfill the aim of cleanliness all over the India. The
Prime Minister has requested the people of India to involve in the Swachh Bharat Mission and promote
others to do the same for leading our country as a best and clean country of the world. This campaign was
first initiated by the Narendra Modi himself by cleaning the road on the way going to launch the campaign.
The campaign of Swachh Bharat is a biggest ever cleanliness drive of the India during the launch of which
around 3 million government employees and students from schools and colleges were participated. On the
day of launch, Prime Minister has nominated the names of nine personalities of India to initiate the
campaign in their own areas and own decided dates as well as promote the campaign to common public.
He also had requested to all nine personalities to invite other nine people from their own end individually
to participate in this event as well as continue this chain of inviting nine people until the message reach to
each and every Indian people.

He also requested that every Indian should take this campaign as a challenge and try his/her best to make
this campaign a successful campaign ever. The chain of nine people is like a branching of the tree. He
requested common people to involve in this event and upload the video or images of cleanliness over
internet on the various social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, etc so that other people may get
promoted and motivated to do the same in their own area. In this way India can be a clean country.

In the continuation of this mission, in March 2017, UP CM Yogi Adityanath has banned chewing paan,
gutka and other tobacco products all over UP to ensure cleanliness in the government official buildings.


The father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi had said that, “Sanitation is more important than Independence”
during his time before the independence of India. He was well aware of the bad and unclean situation of
the India. He had emphasized the people of India a lot about the cleanliness and sanitation as well as its
implementation in the daily lives. However, it was not so effective and failed because of the incomplete
participation of people. After many years of independence of India, a most effective campaign of
cleanliness is launched to call people for their active participation and complete the mission of cleanliness.

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee has said in June 2014 while addressing the Parliament that, “For
ensuring hygiene, waste management and sanitation across the nation a Swachh Bharat Mission will be
launched. This will be our tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary to be celebrated in the
year 2019”. In order to fulfill the vision of Mahatma Gandhi and make India an ideal country all over the
world, the Prime Minister of India has initiated a campaign called Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on the birthday
of Mahatma Gandhi (2nd of October 2014). This campaign has the target of completion of mission till 2019
means 150thbirthday anniversary of the Mahatma Gandhi.
Through this campaign the government of India would solve the sanitation problems by enhancing the
waste management techniques. Clean India movement is completely associated with the economic strength
of the country. The birth date of the Mahatma Gandhi is targeted in both, the launch and completion of the
mission. The basic goals behind launching the Swachh Bharat Mission are to make the country full of
sanitation facilities as well as eliminate all the unhealthy practices of people in daily routines. The first
cleanliness drive in India was started on 25th of September in 2014 and first initiated by the Prime
Minister, Narendra Modi by cleaning the road.
The completion of this mission would indirectly draw the attention of business investors in India, enhance
the GDP growth, draw tourists attention from all over the world, bring variety of sources of employment,
reduce health costs, reduce death rate, and reduce lethal disease rate and many more. Clean India would
bring more tourists and enhance its economical condition. The Prime Minister of India has requested to
every Indian to devote their 100 hours per year for the cleanliness in India which is very sufficient to
make this country a clean country by 2019. Swachh Bharat cess is also started to get some fund for this
campaign. Everyone has to pay extra .5% tax (50 paise per 100 rupee) on all the services in India.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath has also started a cleanliness drive in 2017 in Uttar Pradesh to ensure cleanliness
in the official buildings. According to this, he has banned eating paan, gutka and other tobacco products in
the government offices.
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a Clean India drive and Mission launched as a national campaign by the Indian
Government in order to covering the 4041 statutory towns aiming maintained cleanliness of streets, roads
and infrastructure of the country. Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has officially launched this
mission on 2ndof October (the birth anniversary of the Mahatma Gandhi) in 2014 at the Rajghat, New
Delhi (cremation of Bapu). While launching the event Prime Minister himself had cleaned the road. It is
the biggest cleanliness drive ever in India when approximately 3 million government employees including
students from schools and colleges took part in the cleanliness activities.
On the day of launch of the event PM himself has nominated the name of nine people to participate in the
cleanliness drive in their own areas. Schools and colleges have participated in the event by organizing
many cleanliness activities according to their own themes. Students of India participated in this event. PM
had also requested to all those nine nominees to call another nine people separately to participate in this
cleanliness drive as well as continue the chain of calling nine people by each and every participated
candidate of the mission until the message reach to the every Indian in every corner of the country to make
it a national mission.

This mission aimed to join each and every Indian people from all walks of life by making the structure
of branching of a tree. Swachh Bharat mission aimed to construct individual sanitary latrines for
household purposes for the people living under poverty line, converting dry latrines into low-cost sanitary
latrines, provide facility of hand pumping, safe and secure bathing, set up sanitary marts, construct drains,
disposal of solid and liquid wastes, enhance health and education awareness, provide household and
environmental sanitation facilities and many more.

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. The main objectives of Swachh Bharat
Abhiyan are removing the trend of open defecation, changing insanitary toilets into pour flush toilets,
removal of manual scavenging, proper disposal of solid and liquid wastes, bring behavioral changes among
people, enhance awareness about sanitation, facilitating the participation of private sectors towards
cleanliness facilities.

First nine nominated people by the PM of this abhiyan are Salman Khan, Anil Ambani, Kamal Hassan,
comedian Kapil Sharma, Priyanka Chopra, Baba Ramdev, Sachin Tendulkar, Shashi Tharoor and team of
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (a most famous TV series). Indian film actor Aamir Khan was invited
to come on the date of launching of the mission. There are various brand ambassadors who have been
chosen by the PM to initiate and promote the abhiyan of Swachh Bharat in various fields. He had also
nominated some other people (Akhilesh Yadav, Swami Rambhadracharya, Mohammad Kaif, Manoj
Tiwari, Deviprasad Dwivedi, Manu Sharma, Kailash Kher, Raju Srivastava, Suresh Raina) on 8th of
November in 2014 and (Sourav Ganguly, Kiran Bedi, Padmanabha Acharya, Sonal Mansingh, Ramoji
Rao, etc) on 25th of December in 2014.
To ensure cleanliness in the official buildings of UP, chewing paan, gutka and other tobacco products has
been banned by the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.

Other programmes like Swachh Bharat Run, Swachh Bharat apps, Real-time monitoring system, Swachh
Bharat short film, Swachh Bharat Nepal – Swasth Bharat Nepal Abhiyan and so many has been initiated
and implemented to actively support the purpose of the mission. In order to continue and make this
campaign successful, Finance Ministry of India has started a programme named Swachh Bharat cess.
According to this, everyone has to pay .5% more service tax on all the services in India (50 paise per 100
rupees) which will go to this cleanliness campaign.


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 he dreamt 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 67 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 Prime
Minister, 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. Below I have mentioned some points proving the urgent need of swachh bharat abhiyan in

● It is really very essential to eliminate the open defecation in India as well as making available toilets
facility to everyone.

● It is needed in India to convert the insanitary toilets into flushing toilets.

● It is necessary in order to eradicate the manual scavenging system.

● It is to implement the proper waste management through the scientific processes, hygienic disposal, reuse,
and recycling of the municipal solid wastes.

● It is to bring behavioral changes among Indian people regarding maintenance of personal hygiene and
practice of healthy sanitation methods.

● It is to create global awareness among common public living in rural areas and link it to the public health.
● It is to support working bodies to design, execute and operate the waste disposal systems locally.

● It is to bring private-sector participation to develop sanitary facilities all through the India.

● It is to make India a clean and green India.

● It is necessary to improve the quality of life of people in rural areas.

● It is to bring sustainable sanitation practices by motivating communities and Panchayati Raj Institutions
through the awareness programmes like health education.

● It is to bring the dream of Bapu to really come true.

Swachh Bharat Mission in Urban Areas

The swachh bharat mission of urban areas aims to cover almost 1.04 crore households in order to provide
them 2.6 lakhs of public toilets, 2.5 lakhs of community toilets together with the solid wastes management
in every town. Community toilets have been planned to be built in the residential areas where availability
of individual household toilets is difficult and public toilets at designated locations including bus stations,
tourist places, railway stations, markets, etc. Cleanliness programme in the urban areas (around 4,401
towns) have been planned to be completed over five years till 2019. The costs of programmes are set like
Rs 7,366 crore on solid waste management, Rs 1,828 crore on public awareness, Rs 655 crore on
community toilets, Rs 4,165 crore on individual household toilets, etc. Programmes which have been
targeted to be completed are complete removal of open defecation, converting unsanitary toilets into flush
toilets, eradicating manual scavenging, bring behavioral changes among public, and solid waste

Gramin Swachh Bharat Mission

Gramin swachh bharat mission is a mission implementing cleanliness programmes in the rural areas.
Earlier the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (also called Total Sanitation campaign, TSC) was established by the
Government of India in 1999 to make rural areas clean however now it has been restructured into the
Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin). This campaign is aimed to make rural areas free of open defecation till
2019 for which the cost has been estimated is one lakh thirty four thousand crore rupees for constructing
approximately 11 crore 11 lakh toilets in the country. There is a big plan of converting waste into bio-
fertilizer and useful energy forms. This mission involves the participation of gram panchayat, panchayat
samiti and Zila Parishad. Following are the objectives of Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin):

To improve quality of life of people living in the rural areas.

Motivate people to maintain sanitation in rural areas to complete the vision of Swachh Bharat by 2019.

● To motivate local working bodies (such as communities, Panchayati Raj Institutions, etc) to make
available the required sustainable sanitation facilities.

Develop advance environmental sanitation systems manageable by the community especially to focus on
solid and liquid waste management in the rural areas.

● To promote ecologically safe and sustainable sanitation in the rural areas.

Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya Campaign

The swachh bharat swachh vidyalaya campaign runs by the Union Ministry of Human Resource
Development having same objectives of cleanliness in the schools. A big programme was organized under
it from 25th of September 2014 to 31st of October 2014 in the Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navodaya
Vidyalya Sangathans where lots of cleanliness activities were held such as discussion over various
cleanliness aspects in the school assembly by the students, teachings of Mahatma Gandhi related to
cleanliness, cleanliness and hygiene topics, cleaning activities (in the class rooms, libraries, laboratories,
kitchen sheds stores, playgrounds, gardens, toilets, pantry areas, etc), cleaning of statue in the school area,
speech over the contribution of great people, essay writing competition, debates, art, painting, film, shows,
role plays related to hygiene including other many activities on cleanliness and hygiene. It has also been
planned to held half an hour cleaning campaign in the schools twice a week involving the cleanliness
activities by the teachers, students, parents and community members.
Swachh Bharat cess: Swachh Bharat cess is an improvement in the service tax by .5% on all the services
in India. It was started by the Finance Ministry to collect some fund from each and every Indian citizen for
the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in order to make it a successful campaign. Everyone has to pay extra 50 paise
for each 100 rupees as service tax for this cleanliness campaign.
Another Cleanliness Initiative in Uttar Pradesh
Yogi Adityanath (Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh), in March 2017, has banned chewing paan, paan
masala, gutka and other tobacco products (especially in the duty hours) in the government offices to ensure
cleanliness. He started this initiative after his first visit to the secretariat annexe building when he saw
betel-juice stained walls and corners in that building.

We can say swachh bharat abhiyan, a nice welcome step to the clean and green India till 2019. As we all
heard about the most famous proverb that “Cleanliness is Next to Godliness”, we can say surely that clean
India campaign (swachh bharat abhiyan) will really bring godliness all over the country in few years if it is
followed by the people of India in effective manner. So, the cleanliness activities to warm welcome the
godliness have been started but do not need to be ended if we really want godliness in our lives forever. A
healthy country and a healthy society need its citizens to be healthy and clean in every walk of life.


So yesterday I found this amazing app called 'Swachhata'.

It is a GOI initiative.

Take a picture of the Civic-related issue using your smart phone, and post it in one
of the following categories.

・Garbage dump

・Garbage vehicle not arrived

・Dustbins not cleaned

・Sweeping not done

・Dead animals

・Public toilet(s) cleaning

・Public toilet(s) blockage

・No water supply in public toilet(s)

・No electricity in public toilet(s)

The app will capture the location while the picture is being taken. Just type in the
landmark of the complaint location. The complaint will then be assigned to the
concerned sanitary inspector/engineer.

You can also vote up on any other complaint relevant to you. You will get regular updates on
status of the complaint in the form of a push notification with the ‘Resolved’ image uploaded by
the assigned sanitary inspector/engineer.

You can also reopen the complaint if you are not satisfied with the resolution of the complaint.

There is a saying “ If you want to change the world, start by changing yorself “

There is a phenomenon known as BUtterfly effect you can read about it here

Butterfly effect - Wikipedia

Basically it says that everything in the world is connected you waking up at certain time in the
morning may have been triggered an earthquake somewhere else in the world.

So what i am saying is if you do something anything and everything will have an effect.

My suggestions

Keep your home and your surroundings clean, build and use toilets,
Recycle,reuse and reduce as much as possible
Alwyas buy/use ecofriendly goods, avoid plastic and also metals whenever
possile ( I suggest to avoid metals because the final product you use may not
cause pollution but the minning of metals and processing them are surely
causing damage to Earth in all possible ways),
Any product you buy (especially electronics ) use it al long as possible.
when constructing any building for home or office use eco-friendly materials
as much as possible.
Avoid using most of the home appliances. For example:.instead of air
conditioners use fans,terrace gardening and other techniques to cool doen the
Use less resources like Water , electricity. Dont waste food at any cost- if you
have more donate it.
The lesser you use electricity the more you save the environment. use energy
efficient appliances, if econimical go for solar for all your needs. replace all
your taps and shower heads with water saving ones.
If you can afford all needs then voluntarily signout of getting subsidies from
the government.

Being humans not able to live in un hygienic surroundings so we supposed to maintain

surroundings where we live cleanly, so we do but all these stuff dumped at a place which is not
our own.

Let me remind you one thing, in villages every family has some designated areas where all these
stuff(waste from their surroundings) dumped.

Eg: formers in the early morning cleans the surrounding where cattle is stayed
night they bring all that (eg :cow dung) in to one place daily. Eúvery waste that
comes from their surroundings dumps at same place.that too they know how to
use that waste.

One exception to that is most villages have still open rest rooms, except this all is going in
organised way in most of the villages when compared to urban areas

To conclude if a person is giving importance to his personal surroundings cleanliness, some

where all the waste come from personal hygiene should be dumped, make sure that dumping
point is appropriate one and acceptable one by all.

This is one way to contribute to clean India from personal point which in our hands

By doing duty which in our hands perfectly, ultimate result would be clean India

This is only general view,methods and action plans should be personalised ones ,so I'm not
talking about methods.
Bigger things start from a single step , that's what I meant to say is my
contribution .

At my level I put garbages and other wastes into dustbin.

Where dustbin is not provided i put wrappers and other wastes into my bag pack
and empty them where i find dustbin.

I encourage other people to do the same thing at their own level and also encourage
other because i was also encouraged by some other person.

That's my only contribution uptill.

I do two things, small things, did this before Swach Bharat came along and still do
it !!!

1. I do not Litter… Simple enough… if i do not find a Dust Bin i just Hold on
to it until i find one, if not, i definitely have one at home.. so that goes into
the Bin there…
2. I Encourage, Actively, People not to litter, if they are about to litter, I Just
ask them to Give it to me, most realize the Fallacy of the Action and then
Decide to hold on to it themselves until they can find a Bin too… what that
does it hopefully actively remind them next time that they shouldnt litter

Simple Two Steps to make the Citizens participate and Actively aware of Not littering…

How a Tourist Can Become A Part Of

Clean India Campaign?
By Tour My Indiaon Nov 13, 2014 6:28 am
Swach Bharat Abhiyan or Clean India Campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has
gone viral with lots of distinguished personalities from Sachin Tendulkar to Amitabh Bachchan
praising this effort. Not only coveted Indians, common ones are also partaking in it by saying no
to littering. People from different communities are standing shoulder to shoulder to make this
campaign a success and change the impression of India on rest of the world. But you find it hard
to be part of this campaign because you are a traveler and thus don’t have much time. Well, you
still can be a part of this campaign by doing following things:
Don’t litter Here and There

Throw garbage in the dustbin. It is as simple as that. If you don’t have a dustbin around you, then
keep those empty wrappers in your pocket and throw them when you find a dustbin.
Avoid Polythene Bags
Polythene takes hundreds of years to decompose. Use bags made of paper or other biodegradable
Don’t Spit/Urinate Anywhere

Never spit. It makes the area unhygienic. And you don’t have to urinate in public. Look for public
washroom and relieve yourself there.
Don’t Write on the Walls of Monuments
Monuments are the most precious treasures of our nation. Don’t write on their walls and stop
others too.
Inform Government Authority About unclean/Unhygienic Places
Click pictures of that unclean/unhygienic place and send it to concerned authority.
Wear a t-shirt with ‘Clean India’ slogan

This way, it is easier to express that you are committed to ‘Clean India’ initiative. And there are
strong chances that other tourists will imitate this act.
Use Local Trains/ Battery Operated Vehicles or Clean Fuels Vehicles as mode
of transportation
Instead of hiring a taxi, use those modes of transportation that don’t cause pollution.
If Possible, Donate to NGO’s Working for ‘Clean India’ Campaign

In case your inner voice tell you to do more for ‘Clean India Campaign’, then you can always
donate to any of the NGOs associated with this cause.
Pass the Message to Other Tourists
As a tourist, you can spend the message among other tourists to not drop litter here and there.
Stay at Eco-Friendly Hotels

Before checking in any hotel, make sure that it is following eco-friendly norms of the hospitality
Write About It:
In case you are maintaining a personal blog, then do write about ‘Clean India’ campaign. It will
prompt your followers to be a part of this drive and do their bit to promote cleanliness.

10 steps to Swachh Bharat

We like our homes neat and clean. When it comes to cleanliness we
become best orators then how our surroundings are not as clean as our
homes? How many of us actually make an effort to clean our community
or have stopped someone from spreading filth. Ask yourself? We are the
best critics of our society, when we see an unattended garbage or filthy
roads, we blame the municipal corporation workers, it’s true it’s their duty
to clean the city but what about our social responsibilities? We see, We
Blame; But we need to be the change we want to see and raise our
voice, make a change and change the game.

10 steps to Swachh Bharat :

1) Stop littering and dispose garbage properly:

We have a very bad habit of disposing the thrash right where we are sitting
or standing. Don’t do that. Don’t litter in your streets, your society, the
woods, the water bodies, or your surroundings. Start with yourself by
being a model example and encourage others to do the same. Throwing
thrash at wrong places never goes away, ever. It will find it’s way to effect
you so dispose it in dustbin only for your own good.

2) Sort your Garbage:

Sorting garbage seems like a mundane task? tedious task? Well, it’s one of
the most effective way of controlling the garbage disposal crises of the
world. Sort them into two categories (Biodegradable and non
biodegradable). How simple is that! Once you start implementing then
encourage your neighbors to do the same, you will see a drastic change in
the environment contamination condition because by proper thrash sorting
biodegradable garbage can be broken down thus reducing thrash.

3) Maintain Hygiene:

By maintaining hygiene both inside and outside our home, we immediately

stop the breeding spots of mosquitoes and flies that spread diseases.
“Diarrhoea is a leading killer of children, accounting for 9 per cent of
all deaths among children under age 5 worldwide” (UNICEF). Dirty hands
is one of the main cause,children and elders both should always wash their
hands properly and regularly specially before eating and encourage and
educate others to do the same.

4) Re-Use and Re-cycle:

Reuse and recycle are those two magic mantra in creating cleaner
surroundings. If there is something that you don’t need anymore; find
another way of using it, if not then find someone who might need it; if it’s
broken then try to fix it before disposing. Think before you dispose
anything. This small habit of recycling and reusing should be encouraged.
5) Say NO to Plastic :

Plastics are the poison to our environment, animals and us. The plastic we
use always comes back to poison us via our food etc. So, say NO to plastic
bags, instead use papar-bags or khadi/fabric/juit bags. And always dispose
it in dustbins.

6) Consume what you need:

Need and requirement are two different things. Here moot point is not how
much you can pay for your usage but it’s about how much is left over this
planet for an individual and how much we can consume. Excess use of
anything will only decreases its availability and will go waste. Consider
bigger picture and act accordingly.

7) Water care:

Water is life and it’s availability per capita has been on the decline in
India. The main reasons have been the increasing population leading to the
increasing demand for water. Agriculture is the main consumer of water
along with many industries and life sources so harvesting rainwater is one
of the best ways everyone can make water available in their surroundings.
Moreover, water reuse with water treatment and recycling of water is
another good option to reduce its consumption.
8) Reduce your carbon footprints:

Source : beagreencommuter.com
Carbon Footprint : The total sets of greenhouse gas emissions caused by an
organization, event, product or person.

Go for energy efficient appliances and limit the usage of air conditioners,
water heaters, dishwashers or thermostats. keep your carbon footprints in
check and control the greenhouse effect.

9) Check Air Pollution:

Burning thrash may seem like an easy and attractive option but by burning
thrash we release a lot of toxins to the environment and pollute the air.
Likewise we burn a lot of fuel in our vehicle and sometimes not have it
properly serviced which causes even more air pollution. Try to use public
transport or car pooling and reduce Air pollution.
10) Environmental education and tree plantation :

Source : thehindu.com
Every educational body must conduct workshops to educate society about
the importance of environment in modern world. Children and even elders
must be taught how to keep their surroundings clean and also how to
maintain proper hygiene and it’s importance.
Tree plantation should be encouraged as they have countless benefits.

These are some of the steps to make a cleaner India. We not only need to
read it but also implement it in our daily life and make sure people around
us do the same.


Swachh Bharat: 10 Steps that will make “Clean India” Campaign Successful “Is
cleaning only the responsibility of
the karamcharis? Do citizens have
no role in this? We have to change
this mindset.” – Narendra Modi By NewsGram - November 30,
201603350 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter A garbage dump. Pixabay.
November 30, 2016: We never back down from boasting about our well-kept
houses but somehow we always fail miserably from keeping our
environment clean. Today, the cleanliness of our country is one of the most
concerning issues. The roads are always filthy and the rivers which are
religiously pious and pure have been rendered poisonous. It is the duty of
the municipal corporation to maintain the cleanliness of the cities but it is
also our social responsibility too. It is true that we need to be the change that
we want to see around us. There are a million approaches to this problem, but here
are a few steps which can help us embark on the journey towards a Swachh Bharat.
NewsGram brings to you latest new stories in India Environmental awareness and
plantations Every educational institution must educate the society about the
importance of the environment in today’s world. Everyone should be taught how
to keep their environment clean and maintain proper hygiene. Deforestation
is one of the major reasons of pollution today and therefore, more tree plantations
should be encouraged. Appropriate disposal of garbage Call it negligence or laziness
but we keep disposing our garbage at the spot we are on the streets. We need to
stop this littering and keep the streets, woods, water bodies and our surroundings
clean. Make it a habit to properly dispose the garbage into dustbins and also
encourage others to do it. Sorting your garbage We think that the sorting different
types of garbage are a tedious task. On the contrary, it actually is the most
effective way of garbage disposal. All we need to do is sort our dustbins
into two categories, biodegradable and non-biodegradable and dump the
waste accordingly. We can help others around to implement this too. By doing
this we can reuse certain non-biodegradable waste or dispose of it safely to
prevent soil pollution. Go to NewsGram and check out news related to political
current issues Hygiene The spreading of diseases can be reduced if we
maintain hygiene both indoors and outdoors it, in turn, helps in destroying
the breeding spots for mosquitoes, rats, and many other pathogen carriers.
“Diarrhea is a leading killer of children, accounting for 9 percent of
all deaths among children under age 5 worldwide,” says UNICEF according to Make a
Change. Dirty hands are one of the main reasons for the spread of diseases and
everyone should clean their hands properly especially before eating. Reusing and
Recycling Reusing and recycling are two huge leaps towards a clean
environment. We need to find alternative uses for old and redundant
objects. We also need to recycle objects which cannot be disposed of so
that it does not affect the surroundings in any way. Say NO to plastic Plastic
is poisonous for our environment. Being non-biodegradable it does not
break down in the soil and hence, needs to be disposed of properly. If
ingested, it can kill animals and also poisons our food if not disposed of properly.
Therefore, we need to cut down the usage of plastic bags and always dispose of
them in dustbins. Consume what you need Things we need and we want are
different. The question is not how much can you pay for what you consume but how
much is left over on this planet for an individual and how much can be consumed.
Extreme exploitation of resources will lead to their depletion. Hence, we need to
consider the planet’s future and make our decisions. Water care Water is the most
valuable resource on this planet and sustains all life on Earth. The per capita
availability has been on the decline in India. The rise in the population and the
depletion of potable water due to pollution are the biggest reasons for the
decline. Rainwater harvesting is the best way of making water available in
the surroundings as water is the driving force of life, agriculture and many
industries. Another option to reduce water consumption and wastage are to recycle
using appropriate water treatment. Reduce carbon footprints Carbon Footprint
is the total amount of greenhouse gasses released into the atmosphere as a
result of the actions of an individual, organization or community. We need
to use energy efficient products and limit the usage of air conditioners,
water heaters, dishwashers or thermostats. We need to keep our carbon
footprints in control to control the greenhouse effect. Look for latest news from
India in NewsGram Air pollution Burning garbage might seem like an easy way to
dispose garbage but we fail to realize that we release a lot of toxins into the air
surrounding us. Some vehicles which have not been serviced regularly and properly
also burns a lot of fuel and results in air pollution. Using public transport reduces the
number of vehicles on the roads and hence, decreases air pollution. We need to
implement this in our daily life and make it a part of our routine. Only by doing so
we will be able to keep our country clean otherwise, we will be leading to an
environmental dystopia.. Read more at: https://www.newsgram.com/swachh-

How can we contribute to cleaning India?

35 Answers

Saiprasad Bejgam, works at Société Générale

Updated Oct 3 2014
Unsaid things about Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan

Participating in Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan doesn't mean just to take a broom and clean
some dry waste and be happy that you cleaned India. No it's not just that, there is more to
it. Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan is a pledge we need to take.

There are very few simple things that we need to do to clean India as a part of this mission.

1) Don't Litter, throw waste in dustbin only.

2) Don't encourage spitting, immediately condemn people if found doing so.
3) Avoid usage of Plastic covers, plastic disposables. Carry a bag with you when you go for
shopping, teach the people around you the same.
4) Teach Children about Cleanliness and Sanitation.
5) Plant trees around your house.
6) Separate Dry waste and wet waste in your house, ease the work of municipality workers.
7) If possible join any of the NGOs working in your area towards cleaning of India. If not
atleast contribute to it in someway.
8) Avoid personal transport whenever possible. Encourage Car Pooling if you can't avoid.
Much better you can use Public transportation.
9) Pool money along with your area mates and install large sized dustbins in the places
where littering is done on the road or open place.

Well there is still more to it.

Some of you might even be wondering, how cleaning will help apart from reducing diseases.
Please read on.

The cost that India incurs on cleanliness is as much as Rs 2180 /head annually. i.e more or
less Rs 2.4 trillion or $ 53.9 billion and guess what,this calculation in from 2006.
In fact the cost of poor hygiene for India would be as much as 6.4% of the GDP. This was
just a study, the costs are much higher in real terms; that is if we measure the costs on a
purchasing power parity (PPP) basis which takes up the annual costs of poor hygiene to the
economy to $ 161 billion or $ 46 per person.
There are other costs involved because of the Infant deaths, higher mortality rates among
mothers which is caused by improper sanitation, lets not get into those numbers.
So Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan makes absolute economic sense as it can add 6% to the
country’s GDP if we can pull it off. But the big question is whether we can maintain the
initial momentum is in a big challenge. This is because cleaning up the country would cost a
lot of resources and would require the govt to be involved at all levels. While as suggested
above if you all take part in it and wouldn't mind to invest some peanuts of your income we
can pull it off in a grand fashion.

Thereby I take this pledge that I will remain committed towards cleanliness and devote
time for this. I shall devote 100 hours per year that is two hours per week to voluntary work
for cleanliness. I will neither litter nor let other litter. I will initiate the quest for cleanliness
with myself, my family, my locality, my village and my work place. I believe that countries
of world that appear clean are so because their citizens do not indulge in littering nor do
they allow it to happen. With this firm belief, I will propagate the message of Swacch Bharat
Abhiyaan. I shall also encourage 100 other persons to take this pledge which I am taking
today. I will endeavor to make them devote their 100 hours for cleanliness. I am confident
that every step I take towards cleanliness will help in making my country clean.

By doing what we do outside India, in western countries, here in India. People in the West or
Singapore or China, have slowly accustomed themselves to be disciplined about waste.They
never refrain from doing their part in keeping their societies clean. In Japan, citizens also
take self initiatives and clean their localities in turns. Such is the resolve of people outside
of India towards country.
Heavy penalties in Singapore/China do exist, but in many places outside the world, people
are concerned about how dirty their vicinities may become if they refuse to act. People in
India, however, carry an indifferent attitude to waste.
Many people in the country have started to, on a large scale, criticize the campaign by Prime
Minister Narendra Modi, and his Swach Bharat abhiyan. They aggressively attacked the PM
for only doing a marketing campaigning, and posing pictures to grab publicity. What the
argumentative Indian, refuses to understand, is that the PM wishes to instill the same sense of
cleanliness in the people of India, which people in other countries have. This problem shall
never be resolved until you and I do our bit. We can go on and on, about pointing out the
details as to whose responsibility it is, but we 'need' to do, is stop making our cities dirty.

Due to the extent of our population, our unwillingness to quit plastic, and our thirst to
progress quickly without accountability, the amount of waste we create has reached unusual
proportions. The chaos is such, that even paying private companies to solve this issue seems
vain. Because it's how the waste is being generated and it's magnitude, that matters. An
informed initiative by the people will go a long way in at least preventing the problem from
getting much worse. This however, requires a change in your attitude and a change in my
attitude. But you and I, would pompously mock the Prime Minister or other people in the
cabinet, than learn something, which is beneficial for the country!

Good deeds must be incorporated in day to day life, even if they are advocated by leaders
who are not perfect. Because by the time you have a complete idealistic and perfect leader,
it will be too late.
Change your attitude people, not research more on the arguments you make!

Two young women from Varanasi, both in their 20s - Temsutula Imsong and Darshika Shah -
decided to take up the task of cleaning Prabhu Ghat, one of the filthiest ghats in Varanasi,
which is the PM's constituency.

The campaign started in February, when the duo was taking a boat ride along the Ganga; they
couldn't bear the stench around the ghats.Using social media, they gathered a few volunteers
by mid-March. They started using the hashtag #MissionPrabhughat, posted updates of what
they were doing, and asked people for support. They also created a WhatsApp Group,
seeking volunteers and they did get a great response.

And finally this happened

This effort was equally acknowledged by our Honourable PM

So, the answer to the question is Yes. Such efforts do create a major difference.

Why PM Modi Has Thanked These Two Young Women in Varanasi
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Suchitra Miriyala, Hungry for Knowledge, Curious and Creative

Answered Nov 1, 2014
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filthy? Along with an eye opening answer.Watch this incredible talk by The Ugly Indians, a
group of anonymous changemakers, trying to save India with the help of her own people: As
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Mathai, lived in India

Answered Mar 12, 2016
Originally Answered: What should we do to make India clean from Garbage?

All the waste you see around don't grow on trees, they are made by us "Irresponsible humans
". To reduce it if not stop it, first step is to reduce your plastic usage.Here are my two cents
of advice one of which I have adopted.

For the bio degradable waste, I suggest we set up a Biogas plant for every 2-3 homes or
for a community and use the biogas for simple tasks like boiling water or making
tea,spread between these many homes it wont last long or replace LPG but can
considerably reduce LPG usage too but the main objective is met,no waste and you get
excellent organic manure with water content in it. The government of India is giving
subsidy on setting up such plants in houses and I have setup such a plant at home when
garbage disposal became difficult for us as our local body(North Paravoor,kerala) stopped
collecting garbage from the garbage bins due to petty politics,and we dint have excess land to
fill it up as our land was concreted and tiled.Its been almost two years and I dont regret
spending the 20k on that plant ,why because I hated carrying waste in my car to dump in a
garbage bin 7kms away from which the municipality did take waste.Now our immediate
neighbours too dump in our plant because we hardly produce the waste to run the thing
and they are more than happy to help us out .Lol .

Inorder to tackle plastic and other sorts of non degradable , we need our municipality or state
government to think bigger. In the UK & USA for example(as read off the internet and first
seen from a programme in NatGeo over a decade back), the government is making railway
sleepers from recycled waste which is stronger than concrete sleepers and has a life of about
40 years with not much maintenance cost.Its not the only solution but since our railways is
expanding its areas of operation ,they could surely take a look at it. I believe they have
already started using it but the extent is unknown.If we could setup 1-2 pyrolysis based
plastic recycling centers to cater to 2 major cities like bangalore and Hosur ,or one major city
and adjoining municipalities and villages - we can get rid of plastic waste.But the investments
are quite huge in this case ,and people will have to contribute big time as stakeholders along
with the government as its not the government who are the mess creators in this case but the
people are.We could also benefit if this enterprise starts making excess money .

We know that our Indian trains are not clean most of the times. People just tend to throw
thrash inside train.

Making train looking like this

Problem is

● Some people are ignorant. They don't care about the government's property. This is a
bigger problem for some other time
They don't know that there is a dustbin inside every coach or atleast in alternate
coaches.We can solve this . Just tell them to put their thrash in the dustbin which is placed
below the sink
If possible spread this message for keeping our trains clean

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Akash Sharma, studied at St. Columba's School

Answered Jan 28
Originally Answered: How can we clean India?

I had been recently thinking about ways which would help India in it’s Swacch Bharat
Abhiyaan. So following were my observations.

Lack of roadside dustbins: There is acute shortage of roadside dustbins in India. Most of
the times when I have Ice-cream candy I don’t find any bin to dispose off the wrapper and
the stick. Ultimately, I have to carry it to home in my bag. Had there been a dustbin, there
would be less of waste being disposed on the roadsides.

Need for automation: These days road cleaning trucks are available and we have not being
using them widely. This is something which would not only expedite the process of cleaning
but would also reduce the dependence on man power for sweeping and cleaning.
Development of river fronts and promoting water transport: The reason why our rivers
are suffering so much due to water pollution is that we haven’t yet realised their potential as a
mode of transport and for promoting tourism. Once these rivers start generating revenue, the
money can be used for their cleaning and development. This is already in practice in China. It
would reduce the dependence on road transport.
Imagine a similar waterway network for Yamuna in Delhi or Ganga in Kanpur. Wouldn’t
it be amazing?

Urban Planning and Architecture Education: Sadly in India, there is no focus on urban
planning as an education field which is one of the most sought after courses in countries like
Singapore. Indian Universities should have a dedicated Bachelors course in Urban Planning
and instead of giving contracts to foreign companies for Urban Planning graduates from these
courses should be hired. Right now India needs massive city planning and redevelopment.

Raising awareness at primary school level: Most of the habits are picked up at school. If
the kids learn this habit of keeping their surroundings clean, they will turn out to be
responsible citizens later on.

I will add more points.

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Amarjeet Sahoo, Proud Indian

Answered Oct 6, 2014
Recently our PM Mr. Narendra Modi launched " Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan" by himself
sweeping streets in Delhi. I know most of us, including myself are not going to participate in
sweeping of public places (Though I should and I will try to). But still we can contribute and
bring change and make India clean. So please let us join with me and commit.
I, Amarjeet Sahoo, as a responsible citizen of India commit that i will not throw any
garbage /wastage on road & street. I will throw garbage only in dustbin or location
provided for same.
I shall also spread this message and awareness among all my dearer, nearer ones and also
to my all contact/friends on whatsapp, facebook,Quora etc.

and with our efforts if we are able to change even a single person this will surely help to
make india clean, swachh and this abhiyaan a great success.
#SwacchBharat #MyCleanIndia
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Neha Tyagi, studied at MBA in Marketing and Finance

Answered Apr 27
Originally Answered: How can we clean India?

Well as Gandhi ji said “'Be the change that you wish to see in the world”, to clean Bharat
we need to start from ourselves. And very small habits can help us in doing so like

I have seen that many people while traveling on long route throw garbage on road, to avoid
this the only thing you need to do is carry a car bin bag (available on online shopping sites)
with you and collect all the garbage in it and empty it reaching your destination. The doors
of car have enough space to put few wrappers and peels so you can put the wrapper and
peels there, which later can be cleaned with wet cloth.
● Even the wrapper of toffee or chewing gum is a garbage so instead of throwing it on
road in absence of dustbin, just keep it in your pocket, trust me it doesn't occupy
much space.
● Reduce your usage of plastic bags because they are not decomposable.
While eating out (street food) don't forget to use the dustbin that the vendor has with him,
if he/she doesn’t have then ask for it, may be next time he will have it.

Along with practicing good habits we can do a bit more.

The duty of cleaning the city lies with the Nagar Nigam, if you find a heap of garbage then
you can file an online complain on the site of Nagar Nigam of your state. Like for U.P we
have e-nagarsevaup.gov.in
It might sound silly but at times even your frowned gaze can do magic so if you see
somebody throwing garbage on road, just give them a few second of frowned gaze. ( I have
done it and it worked but do it at your own risk).
If you see a school children throwing wrappers from the school bus, then you can call the
number given at the back of the bus and complain about it. Every school bus have teachers
in it and it is their responsibility to not let the kids do that and to teach them the importance
of cleanliness.
● Educate people around you about the importance of cleanliness. Even if 5 will call
you names and make fun of it, at least someone will listen to your points and follow.
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Ravi Kumar, mechanical engineer

Answered Feb 12
Originally Answered: How can we clean India?

India remains second most populous nation on this planet and one among the regions on the
planet where human density is very high,

A few individuals like us cannot clean the whole nation, but for sure we can be the reason For
the change. We Indians have no civic sense irrespective of position and education, we do
littering. I have seen my well educated professors littering in public places. We must educate
the people not to litter in public spaces. But its not an easy task to inform or to educate a
littering person, here easily people get offended for no reason and hence for individuals it's
next to impossible to prevent a person from throwing his trash out in open.

We are not law abiding people but still some strict laws against littering needs do be amended
to keep our cities some what nearer to clean.

Am sure if such law is amended, we might find our very own people being subjected

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Pavan Kumar, Spent all my life here

Answered Aug 16, 2014
In addition to the other answers,
Follow The Ugly Indian on facebook. (or similar groups from your city) More volunteers
would only help the cause.

Through that, you can get together with like minded people near you.
You might even receive help from the your municipal corporation.
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A.V. Dagaonkar, BE MBA Sr Management Expert (1970)

Answered Apr 23
Originally Answered: How can we make a clean India?

Our hygiene in cleaning habits need substantial improvements

First of all we should select model 20 cities.

We should not presume that we know everything. We should do joint collaboration with
Cuba, Singapore and Costa Rica
Perhaps give some police rights to each collaborator to introduce discipline

The mild democratic ways have not achieved desires results. Therefore fine like traffic
offence is a desires solution. This has risk of corruption but in major cities with CCTV
implementing is possible.

The corporation's, municipalities and Panchayats should devote a partiparticular % of budget

on cleanliness by law.

The poor, shanties and roadside eateries create substantial garbage.

They have neither service of cleaning nor toilets.

The big cities may need larger infrastructure for underground disposal

Citizen must pay tax on petroleum products and electricity which should be used for
financing the project

Above all education from school level is necessary

Let's start it from our home first.

1. Ensure every one in our home maintains cleanliness
2. Clean toilet at home. Every home member (except children and elderly) should clean it
in rotation. (Lot of my brothers usually don't clean toilets at home. Only their
wife/sister/mother does it).
3. Whenever any guests come, encourage them to use your home toilet. (Lot of people try to
avoid to use toilets in friends/relative's house)
4. Create awareness among our neighbors, office, school etc.
5. Reduce and stop the use of plastics.
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Suraj Kohli, Blockchain Focussed Developer

Answered Apr 23
Originally Answered: How can we make a clean India?

By changing yourself and people around you.

For example while traveling make sure to never throw wrappers on the street or sewer or an
already dirty place ( this is where most of us , think “chalta hain, pehle se gandha hain” ).
Make it a point to keep it with you ( in a pocket or something) and throw it in a dustbin.

If you see any of your friends or family doing it, tell them the same.
If we educated people don't do these simple things, we cannot expect to have a clean india.

We cannot let “kaam wale bhaiya/aunty” be responsible for the dirtiness we spread.

Thanks for the read.

Jai Hind!

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Nishant Hazare, studied Common Law Admission Test & HSC in Commerce at Career
Answered Jan 9
Originally Answered: How can we clean India?

I have request for municipal co-operation and government for making our India cleaner
and beautiful .

Last week I m walking through a roads early morning . And I see various things affecting the
beauty of city . They need to clean , I think over it and came with ideas . It's my request to
municipal co-operation and government if possible please imply it .

1 . These days cities & villages streets & roads getting dirty and affected because of cow
dung and other animals waste . Many cows and other animals are also dying and suffer
through various diseases because they eat plastic and poisoning substances. In Indian culture
cows have great respect they are called a mother and it's our duty to save her .

I have few ideas over it , hope you like them , are as follows -

The cows , buffaloes , horses , elephants , camels and other such animals are banned in streets
without there owners. And it's there owners duty to clean the dirt and waste created by there
pets / animals if they not do so they must be fine upto 1000/500 Rs. per mistake .

I know it's really hard to ban and fine but we must take strict actions for making India cleaner
at least in cities.

2 . The cleaners appointed by the government had to visited daily to clean streets near my
residence the cleaners appoint by government never clean streets they came and sit together
with all cleaners in area at morning time . Rarely they actually clean the streets and when
they do so they want a tip from people's whose houses are connected with that street . After
complaints also there is no change in this system . I think this may be a story of many of us .
So think guys if they came regularly and clean our streets how soon our city became clean
city . I wish if government must implied strict rules for them . And if they not came without
reporting there office or without any good reason they punish accordingly and if complaint
was serious there is strict action taken on there jobs . I know poor and needy people are also
among those workers , so I request action were taken according to situations .
3 . If we are taking about a street cleanliness we cannot neglect street vendors , I never say
that they were removed or ban because I love them and they are India's speciality and we all
love them . I just want they to clean there waste created by them on streets , it is duty of them
and if they doesn't do so that some fine must be implied . I think we all does not have any
problem with it .

4 . We all see this in our surroundings . Bricks, Sands and other materials use at construction
sites were lay on road also after the construction is got finished . So it's my appeal that
government must make a rule that not only construction material any thing lay on road like
construction materials , and other objects were removed after construction or there task get
completed between 1 month if it will not remove municipality deal and treat it like a there
property and it can removed and used by government anytime without any notice to its

5 . There is one thing we must care of the street dogs and cats . They are good animals but
they make our streets dirty and eat any thing on road such poisoning food , plastic , etc . And
we must stop it . I request our municipalities that please take strict actions against them and
take aways these poor helpless animals at dog house and give them proper treatment and
handle to people who are interested in adopting the animals . Don't you think so ?

I know these ideas are not that easy to imply but I just put my ideas here . If possible I appeal

It's is my request to our municipalities and our government if possible imply this , hope it will
help our country to get cleaner and beautiful .

Hope you like my ideas and support them .

Support Swach Bharat Abhiyan and clean our country and be a part of it .

Incredible India


Please comment me your suggestions and ideas on my posts and if you like them don't forget
to share this post and give reaction to us .

Thank you !

By Nishant Hazare

A Request

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Pintu Prasad, works at Paramount Capital

Answered Feb 1, 2016
Originally Answered: How can we achieve cleaning India?
Let me share you all a true story hope some of u might know it.
Once Mahatma Gandhi was travelling in a Japanese train ( during his visit to Japan) a man
beside him was a Japanese man who use to travel every day in that train by profession he was
a banker , Gandhi Ji had good time with him while traveling a distance of 1 hour ,
Next day when Gandhi Ji was travelling in the same train he found that same man searching
for something on the seats of the train , when Gandhi Ji asked him what he was looking for
the man replied he was looking for the seat on which he was seated yesterday, assuming he
might have lost his belonging , suddenly the man found the seat and asked the ladies if she
could leave this seat and be seated on his seat , the lady agreed and than the man took out a
packet which contained a thread and needle and started stitching the seat which was torn
about 15 cm , after he completed stitching Gandhi Ji asked him why he did this , the man
answered that this train is public property and being a citizen of my country I have
responsibility to keep our property safe .
We in India keep blaming others about the sins but it all start with us if we want our nation
and its assets safe we need to take initiative.
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Siva C Arunagiri, Observer, Listener, Facilitator, Strategist at Jaisar Spintex Pvt Ltd (2013-
Answered Apr 28, 2015
Originally Answered: How can we clean our India?
As the age old adage goes, "everything starts with yourself."

Keep your surroundings clean.

Use recyclable products, especially carry bags made out of recyclable material instead of
Never throw out rubbish, and also make sure none of your family does that.
Always use the bins meant for storing rubbish.
Have a community cleaning drive, but this takes a bit of work since you need to convince
your neighbours.
Instead of just ranting about what the government isn't doing to clean our surroundings, it
would be better if we could start cleaning our surroundings and then slowly move outward.


Parthasarathy Nayak
Answered Nov 3, 2014
Simple but a bit slow...

It is going to take time giving up bad habits...

Imagine you throw ten wrappers a day out in the open..you may feel they are just tiny
wrappers...but then these tiny wrapper multiplied by the number of children in India makes it
a little messy place to live.

Start by throwing the same ten wrappers the next day...

Try throwing nine wrappers the next day...you won't even feel you actually did a great
thing...make it eight next week and so on till you reach one wrapper a day per week...

Now imagine...by decreasing nine wrappers...per day per week...when multiplied by the
number of kids...you have done quite a good job...

By the time everyone instead of throwing ten wrappers are now just throwing one
wrapper...which itself makes the place ten times more clean...

Now imagine being in an International airport...do you eat toffees and just throw off the
wrapper somewhere near the seat.....NO OF COURSE...because you see the place as clean
and do not want to litter it...

So try your best to keep surroundings clean...there is nothing wrong if you hold that wrapper
till you find a dustbin...if you keep your surroundings clean...a random person will think
twice before he/she litters it.

Think why places are so clean in other countries...at least in the photos.

Think it as your own home...

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Pradeep Vasudev, worked at Avaya India (2011-2014)

Updated Nov 4, 2012
Originally Answered: How will India ever clean itself up?
It is difficult to believe but actually, things ARE getting better! For example, air pollution in
Residential areas is actually less in places like Delhi and Mumbai. But even if you don't
believe me, know that things can get better from much worse.
Let's look at history for other examples of places that cleaned themselves up.
Sample A: At the time of Faraday, the smell of feces and urine in London was so strong that
it was called the Great Stink. Compare with today.
Sample B: Air pollution in the late 1800's was so bad around London that it stank constantly
of coal and the smog was so dense that broad daylight looked like night. In 1950, air
pollution in London got so bad that a particular weekend was called the Great Soot. See
London now.
Sample C: In the late 1800's, New York was struggling with the 2.5 million pounds of crap
per year generated by its horses. See NY now. No shit!
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Tulika Vishwakarma, works at Acropolis Technical Campus, Indore

Answered Aug 16, 2014
Cleaning India is NOT only just a line to say , its a mission to be done... its not an
individual to get it done but every individual has to work for it.
Stop people who are not following it whenever its happening in front of u.
observe the activities of people around you.
you try to convert thought of people around you and convey them to carry this chain over..
may b this hope wl lead to a clean INDIA til 2019. :-) JAI HIND JAI BAHRAT .
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Aashifa R, A proud Indian

Answered Jan 28
Originally Answered: How can we clean India?

Please review my poetry on clean India.


My fingers budge haphazardly along my keyboard,

As my eyes catch a glimpse of random letters,

Until my mind rested its trajectory around the letters ‘N’ ‘A’ ‘T’ ‘U’ ‘R’ ‘E’.

My mind instigated to stipulate the definition of Nature,

As I endeavor to hunt down the details.

But my heart elucidated NATURE as a MOTHER.

A mother, who NURTURE us,

Yes Mother, you Nurture us from dawn to dusk.

Oh! Enchanting mother, we bequeath a blissful gaze at you!

Our gracious mother, you ADORE us,

Yes, Mother!

With pride we ogle you, as you adore our evolution.

You my venerated mother, you TUTOR us,

Oh Mother! You tussle,

You tussle to Tutor us the magnitude of liaisons.

You UNITE us, Mother!

You Unite nations to overpower malevolence,

Nature! Our Mother!

You RELINQUISH your subsistence, as we escalate in science.


Mother, you EXALT us.

Yes, you exalt us, as we excel and flourish.

Oh! Benevolent Mother, we are obliged to worship you.

Instead, we mime you,

We mutilate you,

We annihilate you.

Oh! Humans, raise your hands to our Mother Nature.

To articulate gratitude,

Not to slash her bastion, the TREES!

The audacious Trees!

That is parked valiantly on our earth,

To endow us gulp of air.

Oh! Humans, yield to the serene ambiance that encircles us.

Never labor to bulldoze it with noxious contaminants.

Oh! Humans, revere that loam, that mud,

Those brook that gush through the valley, plummeting precious sediments,

That sluggish lagoon, binding with the gargantuan ocean!

That petite pond! With substantial purpose,


Those prolific plains! Those subsist to donate copious rations.

Do we defend such a gentle spirit?

Do we protect our Mother Nature?


Do we strive to share her misery?


Instead we endorse the immoral.

Yes! We endorse those ravaging souls,

Those callous souls,

Those wicked chi that anticipate ruining the only untainted spirit,

Our Mother Nature!

Can we amend all those nefarious spirits?

It’s a No! Up till now.

We can be obstinate to veer off these vindictive manners.

Yet, it turns to be a hopeless target.

No one can pledge to be an ideal human,

No one can pledge to be a redeemer,

No one can pledge to be a knight in shining armor,


No one can pledge to be a redeemer of Mother Nature!

The least, one can swear to Mother Nature, is to keep her clean.

Oh my human comrades!

Let us keep our hinterland clean,

Serially we will make our homeland clean,

The consequence will aid us formulate a clean planet.

Let our hearts federate to devise an unsoiled EARTH.

Be clean,

Be spotless,

Be sparkling, perpetually,

To enjoy eternal charisma.

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WMTC, works at India

Answered Nov 13, 2016
Originally Answered: How can we clean India?

Starting on a personal level , you can start keeping your surroundings clean

you can make others see the problem and inspire them to take action towards it

there are many groups and NGOs working for the cause , you can join them

we work for the cause in Delhi , if you are delhiite , come visit us soon


Vikram D'Souza, studied at St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi

Answered Mar 15, 2016
Originally Answered: What should we do to make India clean from Garbage?

Convert Municipal/Household/Bio Medical Waste at site into hydrocarbons using Energy

Recovery Technology for segregated and unsegregated waste. The process is non polluting. It
is approved by the Central Pollution Control Board and many State Pollution Control Boards.
The output is certified by Indian Oil Corporation as High Grade Hydrocarbons. The only
residue is carbon black and inorganic material. The plants can be set up for capacities ranging
from ten kgs per day to over five thousand metric tonnes per day! And all this at site: railway
stations, bus terminals, residential complexes, hotels, offices etc etc.The process is also
revenue generating.

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Harsh Singh, I keenly Follow National Affairs & History. Political Geek. Occasional
Blogger. Quintessential Reader. Book...
Answered Oct 14, 2014
Principal, Teachers and Students can follow these sincere suggestions:

1. Schools & Colleges must ensure cleanliness around for at least 100 meter radius.
2. NSS and NCC cadets and Head Boy/Girl must ensure cleanliness in the school and college
3. Each class should have a "Check & Clean Team".
4. This will create enthusiasm and alertness towards cleanliness among the students and
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Anand Sachithanantham, Day dreamer
Answered Mar 12, 2016
Originally Answered: What should we do to make India clean from Garbage?
Don't search the answer outside.

Start from yourselves, then to home, aprt, street, area, city.

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Venkatesh Holla, B.TECH Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology, G.Pulla Reddy High
School (2017)
Answered Apr 9
Originally Answered: How can we clean India?

i think we can clean India . We always blame Government, Politicians and officers etc. But i
believe we the people of India are responsible for everything or every problem we are facing
right now in India. We are electing our MLAs or MP’s despite of having crime background
or any police cases. We are casting our vote if he belongs to our religion, region or caste .
People are casting their vote who pays more for them . When this type of ideologic changes
there will be change in our country and there would be clean in our country.

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Sushma Chandra Sekhar Yellapanthula, studied at Sambalpur University

Answered Mar 11, 2016
Originally Answered: What should we do to make India clean from Garbage?

I think I can answer this question. Cleaning begins at home. There are so many ways to create
a bio degradable compost which can be used for plants(as manure) all one needs to do is dig a
big ditch and deposit it with bio degradable waste and fill it with sand, mud and water. The
other thing is to take responsibility of segregating waste. I do not see that happening at all.
When I was a kid we used to live in a PSU colony and people of that locality used to clean
the entire lane and burn the garbage hence less wastage.

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Srish Sharma, Look around, everything is beautifully different!!

Answered Feb 19, 2015
Originally Answered: How can we clean India?
By not Littering. Start with yourself then teach your near dear ones to do the same. Teaching
your family is very important. I see small children littering and peeing and spitting. Then ask
everyone to do what you are doing. Small steps..
Doondi Reddy, it's a Country
Answered Mar 16, 2016
Originally Answered: What should we do to make India clean from Garbage?

First I should change then WE will change.

Because I is part of we.

Now am not tounting at you, I mean to say 'same thought should come from everyone' that's
it , we will become clean.

We should educate others rather criticism them.

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Suchitra Deekshitula, works at HCL Technologies

Answered Feb 20, 2015
Originally Answered: How can we clean India?
If each one of us , starts searching for a dustbin to dispose off stuff , India will definitely be
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Mathew Cherian, Indian citizen lived and watched American laborers.

Answered Feb 14, 2015
Originally Answered: How can we clean India?
The one most important thing is for cities and towns is to have footpaths instead of dusty
shoulders inside city roads. Then place dustbins every 20 feet inside cities and towns. Let
someone clean up these dust bins every evening or ones in a while as required. Fine anyone
throwing things on the road.

Vikash Mishra, A common man

Answered Mar 11, 2016
Originally Answered: What should we do to make India clean from Garbage?;

First ban all plastic bags and products, Reprocess all others garbage.

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Jack Froster, studied at Central Academy Udaipur

Answered Nov 21, 2014
I want to add one more thing in this campaign that is the e-waste(electronic waste). In India
people are not aware of this e-waste and the how much it is affecting our environment
adversely when it is not disposed properly.
There is a program named CLEAN e-INDIA started by Attero and International Finance
Corporation (IFC) so that to collect all the e-waste from the people and dispose it properly
so that it not affect our environment and people also get paid for giving their e-waste to
We should take responsibility for cleaning the e-waste we produce and give it to such
programs so that it can be managed properly.
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Suriya Narayana
Answered Feb 16, 2015
Originally Answered: How can we clean India?
we used to say garbage should be cleaned and should put it in dust bins.. whether anyone
thought where these garbage are taken and thrown?? obviously NO... it is stored in open
places and burnt or thrown into rivers...DID ANYONE KNOWS WHAT HAPPEN DUE TO
THIS? air pollution, chance of fire, increase in mosquito's population, acid rain, decrease of
soil quality, global warming (see the statistics of carbon di oxide),holes in ozone layer, skin
cancer, breathing problems, leads death to sea organisms, water pollution, agriculture
(irrigation) by infected water, etc., AT THE END, THESE THINGS END UP IN
ECONOMIC PROBLEMS. so instead of cleaning the garbage think about these thinks and
find a solution to it and come to clean.

Garbage to gold: Chhattisgarh's

Ambikapur to become first dustbin free city
Rashmi Drolia | TNN | Jan 22, 2016, 09.01 AM IST
28 wards in Ambikapur city
have become totally dustbin free and come January 26, the city goes 100 percent zer... Read
RAIPUR: Amir Khan would have been drawing criticism for expressing his thoughts over
intolerance in country but the seed he had sown through his show Satyamev Jayate has
started yielding results in Chhattisgarh's Ambikapur district that's all set to become first
municipal corporation in country to digitize garbage management, make the city dustbin free
and convert 'garbage into gold' by employing poor women.

Inspired with the model, Chhattisgarh urban development department has decided to replicate
the project across the state giving a boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream of Clean
India Mission.

The idea of converting garbage into resource might not be new but succeeding in
implementing it is an achievement as 28 wards in Ambikapur city have become totally
dustbin free and come January 26, the city goes 100 percent zero waste in all its 48 wards.

"A city with no dumping yard will be first in Chhattisgarh to come into existence rather, the
present space of dumping yard on land of 17 acres would be converted into botanical garden
by February 20. Gone are the days of jammed drains filled in filth, there are no community
dustbins oozing out smoke on roads either," says Surguja collector Ritu Sain adding that the
city will no more suffer from ailments due to unhygienic, insanitary surroundings.

C.Srinivasan of India Green Service, Vellore who is the founder of this Solid Liquid
Resource Management (SLRM) project was contacted by Ambikapur district administration
in 2015 after he presented his ideas on sanitation and full-proof garbage management in
Satyamev Jayate, Sain told TOI.

Beginning from the red and green boxes

On analysing the expenditure municipal corporation was spending towards sanitation was
constantly mounting with no satisfaction or results. In 2013, 2014 and 2015 corporation had
spent Rs 490, 523, 551 lakhs that was mind-boggling to see no results.

Beginning from Ambikapur city, Surguja collector Ritu Sain took lead and lined up
municipal corporation, arranged for training, general awareness with participation of citizens,
selection of needy women from self-help women groups.

The garbage segregation begins from home through red and green boxes given to each
house. Red box contains inorganic like paper, cardboard, plastic, electric wires, glass,
metal, rubber, bottles, foot-wears and green box contains organic waste like vegetables,
garden leaves, meat leftovers, food, coconut, tea and wood. Sanitary pads and diapers are
supposed to be covered in paper and kept in red box which would be buried for permanent


Segregation that already begins from home with is brought to SLRM sheds. Recyclable,
organic and non-recyclable items are packed separately after segregation and sent to central
treasury for tertiary segregation of plastics, metal and electronic items and are then sold as
raw materials for recycling to manufacturers, the administration has tied up with.

Organic waste like leftovers are fed to cattle, ducks and hens at centres while other remains is
used in bio gas digester and composting.

Inorganic waste has 17 categories and several sub-categories of paper, plastic, electric goods
etc that are sold for recycling to manufacturers at Ambikapur and Raipur.

Digitization of Garbage

Making best use of technology, the supervisors of each garbage collecting team have been
given a tab and blue-tooth printer at SLRM centres who uploads info on quantity of garbage
collected separately on solid and liquid form. A receipt is issued by server and is printed on
the spot. Statistics about staff, individual user, area, category of waste, daily collection of
waste and user charges etc is always available in the server.

According to the data being maintained by district data centre total 140.6 tons organic waste
and 124.6 tons inorganic waste has been collected till date that has worth nearly Rs 4 lakh.

Women of below poor line were trained three rounds with the help of co-operative societies.

Each tri-cycle rickshaw used for collection has a team of four women that comprises upto
250 women employees for the present work while the number would expand to 351 once
project spreads its wings across all wards from January 26.

Top Comment
A practice which needs to be emulated across the country. Kudos to Ambikapur &
Chhatisgarh.R K Sharma,

Each tri-cycle covers 300 families with fees ranging to Rs 50 from houses, Rs 100 from
shops, Rs 500 from hotels, Rs 1000 from hostels & ashrams. Adding the waste recently sold
in Rs 3 lakh, women earn nearly Rs 8000-9000 with state government holding support till
project gets stabilized.
Talking to TOI, Luvkush Singraul, commissioner Ambikapur corporation: SLRM was
initiated in support with Rs 1 lakh from each corporator of 48 wards. Playing important role
they assist women groups in 100% garbage collection from each house and encourage people
for participation. The project has given employment to poor women for all 30 days.

C. Srinivasan, said,"Mere broom stick and bamboo sticks wont clean India of polluted ponds,
heaps of garbage and jammed drains. This project at Ambikapur is coming out very well on
parameters of Swachch Bharat mission and while Chhattisgarh is expanding it to other parts
of state, it needs to be replicated across nation for real clean India."

Thanks to women, Ambikapur becomes

first waste-free town in Chhattisgarh
Town adopts solid and liquid resource management
method to solve the problem of urban waste
R Krishna Das | Raipur May 16, 2017 Last Updated at 15:48 IST
File photo of a Swachh Bharat campaign in New Delhi.

Rs 100 cr: Kerala-based spiritual organisation biggest donor to Modi's Swachh Bharat
Abhiyan project Clean India Mission: Three PSUs spend more than private sector on CSR
Swachh Bharat: PSUs made a third of total donations to Modi's pet project Swachh Bharat
ranking 2017: 30 cities from Gujarat are part of the list Swachh Bharat Mission: Half way
down the road

Clad in green and trudging the streets of a sleepy town with their rickshaws painted in bright green
and red are the women of Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh who have become an unmistakable part of the
city’s identity.

Women are not only making money out of garbage but have set a precedent in the Swachh Bharat
campaign by making the town, housing a population of over 1,25,000, waste free. Ambikapur is the
first town in the state to adopt Solid Liquid Resource Management (SLRM) method to solve the
problem of urban waste.
“The model of cleanliness adopted in Ambikapur would be followed across the state,” said
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh.

The project started in June 2015 with several training programmes being organised for women
hailing from the economically weaker section (EWS) category. Among the trained women were
widows and divorcees. During the conceptualisation phase of SLRM, it was decided to exclusively
engage women Self Help Groups (SHGs) of the tow, which is acts as the divisional headquarters of

More than 400 women are working in the 48 wards, collecting source-segregated waste every day
and depositing them at the SLRM centre in each ward. The organic waste is used to make a compost,
while the inorganic waste is segregated into 158 categories after cleaning it further.

At present, the project draws funds from external sources but this is going to change soon as the
ervice is made chargeable. Households and commnercial establishments will be charged for the
service. Apart from this, sale of compost, re-used and recycled materila is also likely to help in
making the service self sustaining.

A significant amount is also collected from scraps that are sold to vendors dealing with different
grades of scrap. By taking these measures, project aims to provide a sum of Rs 5,000 at elast to each
working member of the group.

Moreover, the project has digitised much of its processes to ensure transparency.

What are suggestions to improve the

"Clean India" campaign?
18 Answers

Saiprasad Bejgam, works at Société Générale

Answered Nov 18, 2014

Participating in Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan doesn't mean just to take a broom and clean some dry
waste and be happy that you cleaned India.

No it's not just that, there is more to it.

Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan should be a pledge we need to take.

There are very few simple things that we need to do to clean India as a part of this mission.

● Don't Litter, throw waste in dustbin only.

● Don't encourage spitting, immediately condemn people if found doing so.
● Avoid usage of Plastic covers, plastic disposables. Carry a bag with you when you go for
shopping, teach the people around you the same.
● Teach Children about Cleanliness and Sanitation.
● Plant trees around your house.
Separate Dry waste and wet waste in your house, ease the work of municipality workers.
If possible join any of the NGOs working in your area towards cleaning of India. If not atleast
contribute to it in someway.
Avoid personal transport whenever possible. Encourage Car Pooling if you can't avoid. Much
better you can use Public transportation.
Pool money along with your area mates and install large sized dustbins in the places where
littering is done on the road or open place.

Well there is still more to it.

Some of you might even be wondering, how cleaning will help apart from reducing diseases.
Please read on.

The cost that India incurs on cleanliness is as much as Rs 2180 /head annually. i.e more or less Rs 2.4
trillion or $ 53.9 billion and guess what,this calculation in from 2006.

In fact the cost of poor hygiene for India would be as much as 6.4% of the GDP. This was just a study,
the costs are much higher in real terms; that is if we measure the costs on a purchasing power parity
(PPP) basis which takes up the annual costs of poor hygiene to the economy to $ 161 billion or $ 46
per person.

There are other costs involved because of the Infant deaths, higher mortality rates among mothers
which is caused by improper sanitation, lets not get into those numbers.

So Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan makes absolute economic sense as it can add 6% to the country’s GDP if
we can pull it off. But the big question is whether we can maintain the initial momentum is in a big
challenge. This is because cleaning up the country would cost a lot of resources and would require
the govt to be involved at all levels. While as suggested above if you all take part in it and wouldn't
mind to invest some peanuts of your income we can pull it off in a grand fashion.

However Government as well needs to take some more measures than just to rope in celebrities to
increase the awareness and participate in campaign. Here are some issues that I think should be
addressed as a part of this campaign.

1. Should consider adopting modern techniques in Management of E-Waste.

2. Eliminate the inhumane and age old practice of manual scavenging within a stipulated time
frame. Swacch Bharat abhiyan should focus on human dignity rather than merely on
sanitation issues. Like our PM in yesterday's speech in G20 commented that we call the
labourer who cleans waste as "Kachrawala" that attitude should go.
3. Technology should be adopted and people concerned people should be trained in the
4. More importantly not just encourage people to clean the surroundings, make it a pledge to
do so.

Here is the pledge that I have taken.

I take this pledge that I will remain committed towards cleanliness and devote time for this. I shall
devote 100 hours per year that is two hours per week to voluntary work for cleanliness. I will
neither litter nor let other litter. I will initiate the quest for cleanliness with myself, my family, my
locality, my village and my work place. I believe that countries of world that appear clean are so
because their citizens do not indulge in littering nor do they allow it to happen. With this firm
belief, I will propagate the message of Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan. I shall also encourage 100 other
persons to take this pledge which I am taking today. I will endeavor to make them devote their
100 hours for cleanliness. I am confident that every step I take towards cleanliness will help in
making my country clean.

Thanks for A2A Anon.

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Related QuestionsMore Answers Below

● What should we do to support PM Modi’s efforts to clean up India and who are the nine
persons you would challenge for this campaign?
● What do you think of the fake Clean India campaign as shown in images below?
● How many of us here really believe in the Clean India campaign?
● How can India be improved? Is there a law in India that can instantly protect a woman
against false or unsuccessful marriages?
● What can I do for a clean India?

Praga Deesh, Architecture student

Answered Nov 18, 2014

Whatever habits you learn in your childhood, either good or bad, they die hard! So teaching school
children to be clean, and encouraging schools to have cleaning campaigns makes a clean
environment and also inspire adults! :) Teaching not to litter is more important than cleaning it!
Kavitha Karunakaran, Software Engineer, Artist, Swimmer And Singer
Answered Jun 29, 2016

1. Teach cleanliness at school itself. Allow kids to clean and decorate their classrooms.
Tell them to wash their tiffin boxes instead of taking the soiled boxes to home.
2. As service tax/CESS is added to each and everything you buy, instead of Swachh
Bharath CESS paid by tax payers, authorities should fine people who spit on road or
pee on roadsides. The penalty fee paid by these people will a. Make them understand
that govt. is serious about cleanliness b. make them think twice before peeing or
spitting in public.
3. CCTVs installed on roadsides for finding out people who violate traffic rules can be
reused for point #2 though taking a photo as a proof may sound gross.
4. We all know that cattle is seen as divine creatures over here but it is annoying to see
them standing adamantly on roads even though 20 cars are honking their horns.
5. It is sad to see that cab drivers stop 100 metres away from e-Toilets installed in
Bangalore and pee on the roadside just to save Rs 5 that will have to be given to the
pay and use toilets otherwise. Had they been taught properly at school like what is
mentioned in #1, they would have thought differently and not offended others
traveling on the roads like this.

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Rakesh Prasad, वववववववव ववववववववववव ववव ववववववव ववववववव

ववववववव-Alternate Economics
Answered Nov 14, 2015
Well, most of the answers are based on the high pitched and expensive campaigns ran for
some time by various private and public agencies with celebrity endorsements and top
agencies paid to create a buzz around.

All the onus was placed on the common Ramu and his kids on the ground, "You have to
clean it up" and making him cry all the way etc. Now lets look at a few hard facts.

1. India overall has less than 20% closed drains and sewerage connectivity to the
households :- Swachh Bharat -Can We Stop Dengue and fight serial epidemics When more
than 80 Percent Drains and Sewerage (Census 2011) end up open and untreated - Lessons in
Urban Planning.

2. Check any district (barring a few in south) the numbers are dismal.
Meerut :- http://ballotboxindia.com/ap/Swa...
Population -3,655,330
Drains Covered - 16.5%
Sewerage Connections - 18.5%
Piped Water Supply -37.0% (Quality, pressure, how many hours, unknown)
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Population -1,607,506
Drains Covered - 54.1%
Sewerage Connections - 53.5%
Piped Water Supply -60.3% (Quality, pressure, how many hours, unknown)
- See more at: http://ballotboxindia.com/ap/Swa...

Mysore (Karnataka).

Population -3,185,569
Drains Covered - 35.7%
Sewerage Connections - 34.9%
Piped Water Supply -61.7% (Quality, pressure, how many hours, unknown)
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Chennai (Tamil Nadu). Its pretty good though, just showing the contrast.

Population -4,932,308
Drains Covered - 96.0%
Sewerage Connections - 92.7%
Piped Water Supply -79.0% (Quality, pressure, how many hours, unknown)
- See more at: http://ballotboxindia.com/ap/Swa...

So all these agencies instead of blowing very expensive horns and asking common man to
somehow clean it up, and show up with brooms and cameras now and than.

Work quietly using all that money and resources to build STPs, Drainages (covered) and
connect people with that. Put dustbins with PPP (not just advertisements, marketing and
contests) around the city.
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Share Trading- Money Classic Research, I'm stock market advisory firm since 4 years.
Answered Dec 10, 2015

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Hrishikesh Dubey, Student

Answered Nov 19, 2014
We have to stop the "CLEAN INDIA CAMPAIGN" from just becoming yet another
initiative by the government which looked brilliant on papers,created a lot of buzz,but failed
to create any impact.
More work needs to be done at the ground level not only by the governments and local civil
bodies,but also by the people. We can actually contribute a lot,like throwing wet and dry
garbage in different bins,not littering the roads and many more such basic real life things
which are taught to us in schools. Lets start contributing with these small things,and
remember,in some time-:
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Akshay Naik, Professional procrastinator

Answered Nov 19, 2014
Basically,as many of them are doing. Start with cleaning your surroundings.

But,An important part which I would like to suggest is.


I have recently noticed,since I started following 'swach bharat' that we have a die hard habit
of littering which is so much ingrained in our system that we do it unconsciously. I have
made a point to not litter and my pockets are filled with wrappers,which I empty when I find
a dustbin.

It was really tough in start,but after a conscious and continuous effort I am used to it
now.Still a long way to go.


Many have a point that it is just a BJP gimmick and there are people for cleaning,who are
not doing there job properly. So to hide the failure of system that BJP cannot control, they
are doin this.
Even if I agree with you,to hell wit BJP,but the least you can do is stop littering wherever
you want, if not cleaning.
Dump only in places where workers can collect it easily.

Trust me it feels great in a way.

2.9k Views · Answer requested by 1 person
Rushabh Shah, former Maintenance and Planning Engineering Intern at PTTGC (2016)
Answered Nov 18, 2014

● Apart from ideas already mentioned I'd say websites or donation boxes should be set
up so people can donate for all specific areas as not all tidying up can be done for free
and some people can devote time but not money so with those donations necessary
equippment can be bought or other professional help can be taken for cleaning.
● Since sanitation is such a big thing a seperate ministry( if there isnt already) should be
setup with stricter law enforcement.eg. In mumbai ALOT of money is paid for safe
disposal of garbage but it isn't done. We have laws a nice dedicated team to enforce
them will change things.
● Where locals cant do much and need an initial BMC support, BMC should help.
● Afterall of this all we need is cooperation of people to maintain that cleanliness.

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Saurabh Singh, Civil Engineer.

Answered Nov 20, 2014
Mostly all important points have already been covered by my fellow quorans. However,
observing the rapid increase in a latest fad among the youth, I would like to say:

Time spent on taking the perfect selfie should instead be utilized for cleaning the nation
because latter reveals you better.
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Athi S Sundar, Lateral Thinker,Etymologist,Analyst .Caution:Truth might be sometimes

Answered Sep 12, 2015
Clean India Campaign-- Biblical Solution!
Those of you who have read the Holy Bible would know that it contains
solutions not only for spiritual problems, but also for all practical problems of daily living. In
the Old Testaments, Moses frees around 20 lac Israelites ,from the bonds of 400 years of
slavery in Egypt and led them to Canaan, the land promised by God to them .Canaan is part
of the present Israel . The great historic journey of 20 lac Israelites from Egypt to Canaan
took 40 long years though the undulating deserts of the Middle East.This journey is covered
in detail in the book of Exodus in the Holy Bible.
The Logistics Of The Movement Of 20 Lac People !
Imagine 20 lac people moving across day and night through the scorching deserts.There were
6 lac men and around 12 lac women and children ,their cattle, household effects etc. The
sheer logistics of food,shelter and other needs, is mind – boggling. Bible says, Prophet
Moses received God’s instructions on every small matter relating to the expedition. And that
included excretion also!
God’s Instructions On ‘Relieving’
The average gross excreta for 20 lac people would have been a staggering 20,00,000
x 0. 5 kg = 1000 Metric Tons per day! Where would you dispose off all the stuff? The entire
area would be stinking!But Deut. 23.12 to 14 contains God’s wise instructions in the
matter.God says” Designate a place outside the camp where you can go to relieve yourself.
13 As part of your equipment have something to dig with, and when you relieve yourself, dig
a hole and cover up your excrement. 14 For the LORD your God moves about in your camp
to protect you and to deliver your enemies to you. Your camp must be holy, so that he will
not see among you anything indecent and turn away from you”God is not suggesting toilets!
But a clean ,easy and practical way towards a clean camping area!Even now we know dogs
and cats practice this method while excreting.This ,sure is the easiest and most practical
way,till all households can afford toilets. Urban areas may not fit into this plan as spotting
land might be difficult.

Niyog Ray, iOS Consultant (2013-present)

Updated Apr 25

Swacch Bharat, or any national canpaign, faces a tremendous obstacle.


Dissemination is the act of spreading something, especially information, widely; circulation.

With the lack of a majority language, or a mechanism to effectively translate from one
language to another, little information filters through, without distortion or loss, to everyone.

Consider it. How many times, in a metro city where most of the English-speaking Indians
live, is one comfortable speaking with the native speakers, when one isn’t a native?

Suppose you see a person spreading garbage. You may want to politely tell them that it is
unwise, and why. But then, that person speaks another language. You hesitate, how are you
going to get even a simple point across? You dont, because you cant.

When policies are made in some region, they are insulated due to language. There is little
knowledge of what is going across the country.

India still is in effect a union of countries. Countries speaking different languages, divided,

Even national policies are easily colored by silly news people as something biased. They can
do so, since the viewers have no idea to verify, as they cant understand the speaker’s

There are too many divisions in India to make any kind of dissemination easy.

There used to be a body of people who used to collaborate across language divisions and tried
to get things done. They are dwindling, and getting replaced by stupid, ignorant, hate-
mongering ‘intelligentsia’.
So, how can we fix this?

Is there an example which we can learn from? Yes, Europe.

European Union contains many European countries.

Divided by language, they had fought a lot of wars. Finally realising the need to unite via
something, they figured out that having an economic incentive is a good start.

It worked. We havent had another World War start there. And they are doing pretty well,
with some of the most progressive and developed countries in there.

We need to do something similar in India.


Answered Jul 4

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Mahek Shah, Martian, stuck in India.

Answered Oct 27, 2016

Well documented in Site

Swachh Bharat News, Videos, Songs, Poems, Slogans via App

633 Views · Answer requested by Sneha Raju

Soham Banerjee, I'm waking up to ash and dust.

Answered Nov 18, 2014
I personally consider the campaign in itself to be a novel endeavor. The idea and intent
behind the program was heartwarming, but like everything else in our country, the
implementation has been shoddy. This was something that the new government gave us hope
for, to make the implementation of their programs effective. But that hasn't happened yet.

Therefore, if there was something I'd like to be changed in the Swachch Bharat Campaign, it
would be the mitigation of the incessant posturing and enhancement of the actual cleanliness
drives that happen beyond the cameras. Bringing people who actually want the program to
succeed for what it is into the fold will do wonders for the program. It's no use having a
Hema Malini wield a foot long broom while the photographers have a field day capturing her
in her attempt to clean India. She might be a good actor, but good actors are not who we need
for this program of ours.

Thank you for Asking me To Answer.

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Aditya Veer Singh, Indian

Answered Nov 18, 2014
Dustbins and urinals. We need a lot of them owing to our large population. If it needs to be
privatized, we should do so. People are lazy and they will remain lazy. Best way is to remind
them not to litter and urinate here and there and dustbins and urinals can do this job if
properly maintained.
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Ayush Raj, A proud Indian

Answered Sep 24, 2016

We can say it is not possible that india will be clean and green till 2020 but there are very less
chances. Say you have elected a very good Parliament but you don't follow the words of your
leader then its not possible to make any thing happen.

India is of 12,69,219 sq. m and our population is about 125 cr by now so if every person of
india cleans 0.1 sq m india will be cleaned in a day and there are thousands of square
kilometres which are clean or doesn't require cleaning (Forests).

The suggestion is to make feel people bad about what they did….

Let me tell you a story…

I was casually waking around a society and a person who was talking on phone threw coke
can on the road I gently got there picked up the garbage and dumped it in a dustbin.. And his
face was worth watching… Since, I was doing a social experiment I spied has he changed or
still Mr. Roaddumper I was really happy that he was doing the same as I did to him… And
whenever he throws garbage in public dustbin he also picks up the goods that has fallen on
the road while throwing them…. I was totally impressed with his nature…

As a request please repeat my act and give me feedback as I can't do this on a large scale.

Thank You.

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Namita, works at Retail

Answered Nov 18, 2014
first up-make someone responsible---give target oriented wrk to an ngo or government
employee--thn inspect using social networking sites---reward gud wrk with extra grants to the
said area and punish bad wrk with dismissal of the person responsible---simple
1.3k Views · Answer requested by 1 person

Answered Jun 22, 2016

An NGO with a unique idea that deals with Cleaning India is Keep India Clean. You can
check them out at Keep India Clean

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