Awareness is the only way through which one realises what all needs to be done to make India a clean country.
At a time when we talk about Bullet Trains, Mars Mission, we are unable to provide basic safety equipment to scavengers for cleaning sewers.
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
Only way we can hope to become a ‘Swachh Bharat’ is by proper waste management. Single use plastic should be banned to curb plastic menace.
We are polluting in every way, every year. We have to make people realise that there’s a better way to manage waste.
Key appeal to all public servants, get on the bike and start seeing the waste around.
Lieutenant Governor, Puducherry
#Mere10guz is a good initiative that can boost Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Jharkhand will be the third state along with Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh to make its urban areas ODF. We will make rural Jharkhand ODF by October 2018.
Chief Minister, Jharkhand
We really need to manage this plastic menace that we have created.
People are becoming aware. Now if people litter from a car, passersby give dirty looks.
If every person will keep 10 yards of their surroundings clean, then the whole city will be cleaned up.
The dream of a Swachh Bharat will be realised by 125 crore Indians, not a select group of leaders or officials.
Swachh Bharat and Swasth Bharat go hand in hand, they are interlinked and that’s where I want my India to focus on.
Former Indian Cricketer
We are targeting to make Jharkhand open defecation free by 2018.
Chief Minister of Jharkhand
Cleanliness is next to Godliness and God is everywhere, so we should work towards keeping it clean everywhere.
We should have rules that penalise people for not keeping their surroundings clean.
Chairman, Jindal Steel and Power
We need to focus on recycling, be it water or waste.
Minister of Rural Development, Women and Child Welfare
Go in for total involvement, include children, societies, administration; everyone has a role to play in the clean-up process.
Lieutenant Governor, Puducherry
When State Government & Centre are put behind a cause like this, it is bound to succeed.
Actor & Politician
Plastic is the biggest culprit and cause a lot of the issues with garbage disposal.
Use jute bags instead of plastic ones.
Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh
The problem of plastic waste is acute & it's important for people to understand that it is a deterrent to the health of the people.
We need to ingrain the idea of Swachhta in children as early as possible.
We need to focus on the Swachh cause for our children & we have a responsibility towards Mother Earth. It is important to start young.
Puducherry will be totally open defecation free by October 2, 2017.
Chief Minister of Puducherry
Banega Swachh India has become a movement in the true sense of the term.
Chairman, Mahindra Group
Khadi can be a good alternative to plastic and it will also generate employment.
Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
I have full faith that our aim of Swachh Bharat will be realised.
Minister of Human Resource Development
Chhattisgarh to be Open Defecation Free by 2018.
Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh
Let's make Gandhiji's dream come true and make India clean.
Bio-toilets are being implemented in our trains on a large scale but we also need to tackle open defecation on tracks.
Minister of Railways
Swachhta is not anybody else's problem, it is our problem.
There's going to be a substancial increase in economic & social values with #swachhindia.
Chief Executive, Reckitt Benckiser Plc
People have to take more responsibility and commit themselves to not dirty their Bharat Mata.
Sustaining the efforts of a clean-up drive more important.
The problem is not cleanliness, the problem is sense of propriety.
Poet, Lyricist and Scriptwriter
This clean-up campaign should have begun some 50 years ago. #SwachhIndia
Apart from cleaning up our societies and neighbourhoods, we need to clean our thoughts.
#SwachhIndia shouldn't just be a photo-op.
Founder of Patanjali Group of Institutions
We not only need to teach the children about Swachhta, but also their parents, we cannot leave them out.
Public participation is essential. If people don't practice, toilets are built but they end up as storage spaces.
Chief Minister, Maharashtra