'Swachhta Hi Seva' (SHS) campaign

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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. 


  • 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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