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Nationwide #SwachhataHiSeva Kickstarts, To Mark Three Years Of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Launched on October 2, 2014 the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has seen sanitation coverage increase from 37% to 65.7%

Nationwide #SwachhtaHiSewa Kickstarts, States Launch A Jan-Andolan For Sanitation

‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ (Service for Sanitation) cleanliness drive began today ahead of the third anniversary of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The massive drive led by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation aims to mobalise people from all walks of life – from President Ram Nath Kovind, celebrities, politicians, faith leaders, corporate honchos and the aam janta urging them to end open defecation and undertakeshramdaan for cleanliness in tourist and public places.

Also Read: Live Updates: President Ram Nath Kovind To Launch Swachhata Hi Seva Campaign, Ahead Of Rashtriya Swachhta Diwas

The campaign will be launched by President of India where he will take the oath of Swachhata Hi Seva along with 2,50,000 plus gram panchayats and cities across the nation from Kanpur’s Ishwarigunj village that recently turned open defecation free (ODF).

Besides the main event in Kanpur, states heads including Chief Ministers, Lieutenant Governors are observing the fortnightly sanitation drive in different ways.

Also Read: Landfills Will Be Scrutinized During The ‘Swachhata hi Sewa’ Campaign Marking Third Anniversary Of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Parameswaran Iyer

Here’s a glimpse of how India is gearing up for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan anniversary:

Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has identified special dates during the campaign period like three Sundays-  Seotember 17 and  24 and October 1, when people can do large scale shramdaan for toilet construction, cleaning of public places in rural and urban areas

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