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.


  • 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.


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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