'Swachhta Hi Seva' (SHS) campaign
The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti launched a fortnightly campaign 'Swachhta Hi Seva' (SHS) on 16 September to accelerate efforts towards complete sanitation in rural India.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- Its objective is to accelerate the efforts being made towards total sanitation in rural India.
This is a massive campaign for old waste cleaning and solid waste management activity.
The campaign will culminate on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Major activities to be organized in villages under the campaign :
Cleaning of old waste sites in villages.
Construction of waste collection and segregation sheds/centres
Keeping the areas around water bodies clean and planting trees around them
Procurement of waste collection vehicles such as tricycles/e-carts (battery operated vehicles) through GeM
Door to door collection of non-biodegradable waste such as plastic
To create awareness about the ill-effects of Single Use Plastic (SUP) by organizing Gram Sabha meetings
Promoting the 4 R's for Plastic Waste Management – Refuse, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
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