Modi govt has made elaborate plan to launch Swachchh Bharat (Clean India) Mission across the country on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. As part of the Mission, market and trade organizations are being involved apart from other civil and social organizations and corporate bodies.
Elaborating on the plans, Minister for urban Development Venkaiah Naidu said that an intensive campaign would be taken up during 2 – 23, October, 2014 to sensitize and motivate people with the objective of sustaining the same till October, 2019. A meeting of Government agencies and other civic organizations was held in Delhi where 30 organizations present Action Plans for campaign in Delhi. The Minister urged all departments and agencies to undertake preparatory and awareness generation activities during September 25 – October 2, 2014 so as to be in full gear for undertaking the cleanliness campaign from October 2, 2014.
Delhi Government Chief Secretary, Shri Spolia, informed that a 45 mld (Million Liter per Day) capacity Sewage Treatment Plant with first diversion sewer under Clean Yamuna programme will be launched at Pappan Kalan on October 2, 2014. To start with 10 Clean Water RO System ATMs will be launched on that day and this number will be increased to 500 in one year, he said.
A mass awareness campaign to promote people’s participation in Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan with the objective of motivating every citizen to dedicate at least two hours for cleanliness activity every week is likely to be launched by the Govt. This is in pursuance of Prime Minister’s call that every countryman should give 100 hours in a year for cleanliness activities.