India is the developing country for more than 50 years and to make India as a developed country government should focus on the public sectors. As industries and companies are growing day by day, the pollution has also increased in massive amount in the last decade. Due, to over pollution the quality of the environment in India had reduced. Also, many people were suffering from many diseases and some of them also had died due to extensive pollution.
So, the government of India had launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to eradicate the waste and to prevent the defecation of people in the open environment. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was launched by the prime minister Mr. Narendra Modi in 2014. This Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is being regulated in more than 4,000 cities. One of the most important issues in India is the lack of toilets in rural areas. As people defecate in the open areas, many diseases are spreading at a rapid speed. Under, the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the government has taken a mission to build over 12 crore toilets in the rural areas. For building such a massive number of toilets, the government has sanctioned $29 billion dollars. That means over Rs.1.96 lakh crores are required for building 12 crore toilets. That campaign was named as before toilets then temples. Also, the prime minister Mr. Narendra Modi had appealed people to participate in the campaign and help government authorities in such a noble act.
The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan also reuniting the people of India. In India, people of many religion, cast live together and due to this Swachh Bharat Abhiyan people in every part of the country are coming together as well as working as a team. This is the best thing that ever happened in India.
In this Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, many Bollywood celebrities, as well as TV stars, are also participating. For instance, do you know the famous TV show, “Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma”. This show is the TV show in India that almost every family watches. More than 10 million people watch this TV show daily. The producers of this show are awarding every group in the country that participates in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. So, the people are enthusiastically promoting this mission and also actively participating in this Abhiyan with zeal and full energy.
The schools and colleges are also promoting this Abhiyan where they are forming groups of students and offering them prices to those groups who will do well in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
This Abhiyan has also received a lot of funding from the private sector of India. Even though World Bank has also donated some money to promote this campaign. The Indian government has selected 9 brand ambassadors to promote this campaign. Till the August of 2015, almost 80 Lakh public toilets were built. The state governments have launched several small campaigns in the district as well as city levels to reach this campaign to each and every corner of the country. Karnataka is the leading country who had built most number of toilets till now.
The Railway corporation of India has established dustbins as well as bio-toilets in all non-AC coaches. Also, the government is using its Digital India mission with the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and developed trash cans. When such cans get full, they automatically give an alarm and thus, aware the respective government body.
On Sundays, youth is coming on the roads and taking part in various cleanliness drives. As India is one of the most beautiful counties in the world it is full of beautiful places like the Taj Mahal, the Kachh, etc. Thousands of tourists visit such elegant places and the foreigners only select those areas which are very clean and neat. So, the cleanliness campaigns are cleaning various key destinations in India and thus attracting more and more tourists to those places. So, as many tourists are coming to a particular area, the employment opportunities get created in that area which helps in increasing the GDP of our country. In Singapore, such cleanliness drives were implemented between 1977 to 1987. The result of this campaigns was that these drives have taken Singapore from the tag of developing country to the developed country.
A recent report made by the World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that the unhygienic conditions in India cause a loss of Rs. 6500 to every Indian. The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is reducing such small losses and thus helping in the country’s progress.
Following are some of statistics of the work done by the government under this Swachh Bharat Abhiyan:
A number of household toilets built by the government as of 2018: The government has built over 2.1 crore toilets as of 2018.
The number of the villages where defecation in open had stopped: There are more than 72,483 villages where people had stopped defecating in the open environment.
Following are the objectives of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan:
- To develop the rural areas by keeping proper sanitation in the rural places.
- To spread the importance of the cleanliness among the people in India and convey them the impact of the green energy practices.
- To uplift the economy of India.
- Using the technology and innovation to manage the solid waste in the country.
Impact of the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan on the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan:
Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan is also called as NBA. It was formerly called the Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC). Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan was in practice since 1999. The main goal of this Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan is to build toilets. Nirmala Bharat Abhiyan is one of the successful campaigns which are launched by the Indian government. Those villages who are open defecation free are given the award, “Nirmal Gram Puraskar”. Overall, this noble mission is helping in the growth of the GDP of our country.
The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is the thing that is making a new India which is free from waste and this campaign will definitely make our country a developed country.
So, what are you waiting for? Don’t hold yourself back from participating in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.