Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announces commencement of the Swachh Amrit Mahotsav
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The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs will launch the 15-day Swachh Amrit Mahotsav from September 17 to mark the completion of eight years of the Swachh Bharat Mission.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- The Swachh Amrit Mahotsav will focus on motivating citizens to take steps towards building garbage free cities.
It will start on September 17, the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. September 17 will be celebrated as Service Day.
Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri released the official logo for 'Swachh Amrit Mahotsav' - 'Ek Aur Kadam Swachhta ki Ore'.
It shows the resolve to intensify and strengthen the 'Jan Andolan' in the world's largest cleanliness programme.
The Minister announced for the first time the launch of 'Indian Swachhata League' (ISL), an inter-city competition to be held among the youth of cities on September 17, 2022.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -
About Swachh Bharat Mission :
Launched - on 2nd October 2014
Launched by - Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Aims - to achieve the vision of a ‘Clean India’ by 2nd October 2019.
Slogan - One step towards cleanliness
It is a restructured version of the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan launched in 2009.
The first phase of the Swachh Bharat Mission lasted till October 2019.
Phase 2 is being implemented between 2020-21 and 2024-25.
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