Swachch Shehar Samvad and Tech Exhibition

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The Swachch Shehar Samvad and Tech Exhibition was organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs under the Swachh Bharat Mission in New Delhi on 29 September.

Important facts

  • Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated the Exhibition.

  • He said that after achieving 100 percent Open Defecation Free (ODF) status in urban local bodies in the country, India's next mission will focus on Swachh Bharat.

  • He said that projects worth eight thousand crore rupees have been approved for the treatment of old dump sites containing 16 crore metric tonnes of waste.

  • With an aim of zero dum site challenge a total of 15 thousand acres of lands will be freed and reclaimed under this initiative.

  • Puri also inaugurated a series of programs aligned with the Garbage Free India campaign, including an internship program for students called Tulip.

  • During the dialogue, sixteen states shared their experiences, knowledge and best practices.

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