Swachh Bharat Abhiyan became a ‘Jan Andolan’ and received tremendous support from the people. Citizens also turned out in large numbers and pledged for a neat and cleaner India. Taking the broom to sweep the streets, cleaning up the garbage, focusing on sanitation, and maintaining a hygienic environment became a practice after the launch of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. People started to take part and helped spread the message of ‘Cleanliness is next to Godliness.’
We came a long way in 9 years, people are now self aware of cleanliness. India is winning its war against waste with the support of each and everyone who don’t take shame on putting a piece of garbage in the dustbin, making sure it’s hisher duty too to keep the nation clean and dirt free.
To accelerate the efforts to achieve universal sanitation coverage and to put the focus on sanitation, the Prime Minister of India had launched the Swachh Bharat Mission on 2nd October 2014. . To ensure that the open defecation free behaviours are sustained, no one is left behind, and that solid and liquid waste management facilities are accessible, the Mission is moving towards the next Phase II of SBMG i.e ODF-Plus. ODF Plus activities under Phase II of Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) will reinforce ODF behaviours and focus on providing interventions for the safe management of solid and liquid waste in villages.
Swachh Bharat Mission was launched throughout length and breadth of the country as a national movement.
Movement started when PM himself picked up the broom and cleaned the dirt, making Swachh Bharat Abhiyan a mass movement across the nation, He gave the mantra of ‘Na gandagi karenge, Na karne denge.’ PM Narendra Modi also invited nine people to join the cleanliness drive and requested each of them to draw nine more into the initiative.
After the announcement of this movement, people came forward as a nation from different sections of the society.From government officials to jawans, bollywood actors to the sportspersons, industrialists to spiritual leaders, everyone lined up for the noble work, and most of all the local citizens of India.
Organising frequent cleanliness campaigns to spreading awareness about hygiene through plays and music is also being widely carried out across the nation.