Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has always been a matter of discussion. For some, it is a ‘Change’, while for others it’s merely a failed initiative. No matter what discussion we are through; if it’s political, we never forget to mention Swachh Bharat Mission. It is actually one of the favorite subjects for the BJP haters to criticize it. Obviously, we can’t rely on the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Website. There is no guarantee if the facts given there are correct. But there are other places where we can search for the desired info.
Today, keeping all hatred and failures for our next posts, we’ll discuss 5 Less-Known Facts About Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The data includes a portion of Sanitation Coverage India 2017 report, and some facts drawn out of some very reliable news media sources.
5 Less-Known Facts About Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
1: Toilets in Swachh Bharat
Construction of toilets in extremely remote areas was one of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan targets. After 2014, BJP made 6 crore toilets. They will build more 2 crore toilets in the next financial year. Under all this, 3 crore toilets were made after initiation of the Swachh Bharat Mission. This has helped a lot of people, especially the women in villages. Moreover, girls in other remote areas have started feeling safer now. “Sanitation Coverage India 2017” reported all this.
2: NMCG and Other River Cleansing Projects
National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and tens of other river cleansing projects have also been started as per Swachh Bharat Abhiyan targets. These rivers include Yamuna, Narmada, Brahmaputra, and more. The flow of garbage is prohibited under this project. $3 Billion is given to clean waterways that quench the thirst of 400 Million people. Not just this, we also worship these rivers. So cleaning them is essential.
Mumbai’s Versova Beach becoming trash-free is a live example of its proficiency.
3: Proud members Accomplishing Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Targets
Mumbai Dabbawala’s who are known for their efficiency and diligence undertook a 7-day drive to deliver handwash and soaps to around 1 Lakh people in Mumbai. This was great for the basic hygiene we miss. This obviously took the idea of Swachh Bharat one step closer.
4: Dragged People to List this Issue
In a world, where we are hardly left with any free time to think, Swachh Bharat brought a great topic to the public attention. Like Women in Haryana refused the houses without loos was great. Also, High-profile people getting off to the streets collecting garbage, IAS officers cleaning toilets with their bare hands, are some live positive encounters that came off the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan initiative.
5: Plastic Consumption Reduced Under Swachh Bharat Mission
Soon after the Sanitation Coverage India strengthened its reports, messages like “Say No to Plastic” were spread through sand-art, paintings, hoardings, etc. Recently, Maharashtra government came up with the Complete Plastic Ban order. It is successfully running there. All these ideas came out of the Swachh Bharat Mission only. No one took this issue seriously before. Thanks to this initiative that people now think about keeping surroundings cleaner.
So these are those 5 Less-Known Facts About Swachh Bharat Abhiyan which media fails to show. We don’t deal in Positive. We sugarcoat news as desired. This is why we keep on fighting and criticizing someone who actually brought a change.
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