Swachh Bharat Diwas
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The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti is celebrating the birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd October 2022 as Swachh Bharat Diwas.
The department is organizing a one-day program on October 2, 2022 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
President of India Draupadi Murmu presided over the function as the chief guest.
The department is implementing two flagship programs of the Central Government - Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBM-G) and Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM).
Subsequently, SBM-G 2.0 was launched in 2020 to maintain ODF status in villages and improve sanitation levels in rural areas through solid and liquid waste management, making villages ODF plus.
Swachh Bharat Diwas is a culmination of several activities/campaigns for the components of SBM-G phase II. They are-
Swachhta Hi Sewa (SHS) – It is a fortnightly campaign undertaken by the public offering “shramdaan” for sustaining cleanliness in the country.
United India for Swachhata - It is a dedicated week-long intensified campaign for complete cleanliness i,e ‘sampoorna swachhta’ in 9 states across the country.
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