• Swachh Bharat - Clean India

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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Movement) is a campaign by the Government of India to clean the streets, roads and infrastructure of the country.

The objectives of Swachh Bharat are to reduce or eliminate open defecation through the construction of community,individual toilets .The government is aiming to achieve an Open-Defecation Free (ODF) India by 2 October 2019, the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, at a projected cost of ₹1.96 lakh crore (US$30 billion), by constructing 12 million toilets in rural India.

The campaign was officially launched on 2 October 2014 at Rajghat, New Delhi, by Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is India's largest ever cleanliness drive with 3 million government employees, and especially school and college students from all parts of India, participating in the campaign.

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