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  • 80% first doctor visits in rural India are to unqualified doctors.

    Abhijit Banerjee

    Nobel Laureate In Economics

  • As we have shifted from 'swachh India' to 'swasth India', it becomes more important to have digital health records.

    Ravi Bhatnagar

    Director External Affairs & Partnerships, South Asia, Reckitt

  • The disrespect of nature led to climate change and biodiversity loss.

    Jane Goodall

    Primatologist, Founder, Jane Goodall Institute, UN Messenger of Peace

  • Maybe, if there's another wave that is about to come, then we can look at giving a third dose, but I don't think right now it is needed.

    Adar Poonawalla

    CEO, Serum Institute of India

  • As a government, we have always been empathetic towards people with disabilities and we feel that more needs to be done.

    Conrad Sangma

    Chief Minister, Meghalaya

  • The government has taken up various initiatives to bring about inclusive development. I urge everyone to do their bit every day.

    N Biren Singh

    Chief Minister, Manipur

  • We need to bring together programs like the Jal Jeevan Abhiyan, the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, as well as Ayushman Bharat.

    Soumya Swaminathan

    Chief Scientist, World Health Organization

  • The aim for One Health, One Planet and One Future is correct and it is the government’s priority, but we need citizen’s support.

    Nitin Gadkari

    Minister for Road Transport & Highways

  • India has made significant gains in health indices, the centre and state must work in a team to further improve the health indices.

    M. Venkaiah Naidu

    Vice President of India

  • Our nation can only thrive when everyone has equal access to sanitation, nutrition, technology, clean environment, and affordable healthcare.

    Amitabh Bachchan

    Campaign Ambassador

  • I thought, if I am not able to help people back home at a time of crisis, it will not be worth it.

    Dr Harmandeep Singh Boparai

    COVID Warrior

  • The big lesson we have learned in past is that we should be prepared on the ground so that not a single life is lost.

    Sangita Reddy

    Joint MD, Apollo Hospitals

  • We need the vaccines and with the vaccines, variants can be defeated.

    Aditi Hazra

    Associate Epidemiologist, Brigham & Women’s Hospital

  • At least one hospital in every district should be dedicated to children for managing the impact of third wave on children.

    Kailash Satyarthi

    Nobel Laureate

  • We have learned from the second wave that we cannot lower our guard ever.

    Dr VK Paul

    Head, National COVID-19 Task Force

  • Looking at the severity of COVID-19, my family and I came forward to create awareness among people.

    Jaydev Unadkat

    Cricketer

  • It’s not about 100 COVID warriors alone, it’s about spreading the message

    Gaurav Jain

    SVP, South Asia, Reckitt

  • Our heart has gone out as we have seen the frontline workers in action

    Laxman Narasimhan

    CEO, Reckitt

  • What has been really heartening for healthcare workers is the resilience Indians have shown.

    Dr Randeep Guleria

    Director, AIIMS

  • In COVID-19 crisis time, healthcare workers have been the backbone of our country.

    Amitabh Bachchan

    Campaign Ambassador

  • We need to understand how critical environment agenda is in the fight against COVID-19.

    Sunita Narain

    Director, Centre for Science & Environment

  • Hygiene, health and environment are linked with each other.

    Bhupesh Baghel

    Chief Minister, Chhattisgarh

  • We, as Indian citizens, must takes actions to stop manual scavenging.  

    Bezwada Wilson

    Founder, Safai Karmachari Andolan

  • Swachh Bharat Mission is not just about going to the toilet or building a toilet, it’s about hygiene.

    Naina Lal Kidwai

    India Sanitation Coalition

  • We are looking at mid-2021 to get a COVID-19 vaccine; until then, follow the preventive measures.

    Soumya Swaminathan

    Chief Scientist, WHO

  • Pandemic has taken toll in different ways and making food accessible to people is the need of the hour.

    Sanjeev Kapoor

    Celebrity Chef

  • In this time of crisis, the people should come forward to help each other.

    Pankaj Tripathi

    Actor

  • The sections of the society who are worst-hit need to be supported and protected during COVID crisis.

    Arvind Kejriwal

    Chief Minister, Delhi

  • We are living in unprecedented times, metal health, swachhta and environment are part of Swasth today.

    Prasoon Joshi

    Lyricist

  • Today, the world looks at India for vaccine supply.

    Adar Poonawalla

    CEO, Serum Institute of India

  • Delhi schools have happiness curriculum where kids start their day with topics like intolerance and inclusivity.

    Atishi Marlena

    Former Advisor to Delhi Deputy CM on Education

  • Social distancing, mask-wearing and handwashing - if we follow these, we will be able to fight the pandemic.

    Randeep Guleria

    Director, AIIMS

  • Amid COVID-19, cleanliness, hygiene and sanitised surroundings are the only protection we have.

    Dr Harsh Vardhan

    Minister of Health and Family Welfare

  • I hope that all of us can bring about major changes in our lives because we are all big polluters.

    Bhumi Pednekar

    Actor

  • The current pandemic is an example of the broken relationship of humans and the environment.

    Dia Mirza

    Actor

  • We have more than 83,000 COVID-19 beds in government hospitals, out of which 65% are vacant.

    KK Shailaja

    Minister Of Health and Social Welfare, Kerala

  • Every mother is trying to do the best for her child.

    Neha Dhupia

    Actor

  • You can learn a lot from the people around you.

    Sonu Sood

    Actor

  • We need to have a very balanced approach for development.

    Nitin Gadkari

    Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India

  • Healthcare workers fighting COVID-19 on the frontline are the real heroes.

    Amitabh Bachchan

    Campaign Ambassador

  • If the surrounding are healthy, then the body will remain healthy.

    Harsh Vardhan

    Minister of Health and Family Welfare

  • The whole planet needs that the rivers and the environment remain healthy.

    Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

    Jal Shakti Minister

  • Nutrition is very important, what we eat is what we are.

    Kriti Sanon

    Actor

  • We need to connect with the last mile on health issues especially in terms of preventive healthcare.

    Aaditya Thackeray

    President, Yuva Sena

  • Clean water and uncontaminated food need to be provided to people.

    Ram Vilas Paswan

    Union Minister of Food & Public Distribution,

  • The need to cut plastic is being realised a large scale now

    Jitendra Singh

    Minister of State, PMO

  • Feeding the child in a hygienic environment is also important for mothers and children

    Neha Dhupia

    Actor

  • Indore waste management model must be implemented in all municipalities in India

    Amitabh Kant

    CEO, Niti Aayog

  • Politics should be kept of issues of cleanliness.

    Nitin Gadkari

    Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India

  • We must find alternatives to single-use plastics.

    Dia Mirza

    UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador

  • Imagine if we can have clean air, clean water and nutritious food for all.

    Amitabh Bachchan

    Campaign Ambassador

  • A WHO study finds that by the end of Swachh Bharat Mission, more than 3 lakh lives of children below 5 years of age would be saved.

    Parameswaran Iyer

    Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation

  • India's sanitation cover stands at 98 percent today, as the health minister, I'm the happiest man because of this.

    Dr Harsh Vardhan

    Union Health Minister

  • Vision of clean India will be incomplete till we become healthy.

    Amitabh Bachchan

    Campaign Ambassador

  • Under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Swachhta has become a people's mission in Jharkhand.

    Raghubar Das

    Chief Minister, Jharkhand

  • The need of the hour is to focus on primary health and wellness centres to eliminate anemia and malnutrition.

    Amitabh Kant

    CEO, NITI Aayog

  • Women can be saved by changing the cooking pattern, over one million women die due to smoke from cooking.

    Sanjeev Kapoor

    Celebrity Chef and Nutritionist

  • I believe in a nation of 1.3 billion people, no government will be able to manage cleanliness unless it comes from within the people individually.

    Vicky Kaushal

    Actor

  • ODF India is the right of every Indian and Clean India is the responsibility of every citizen.

    Uma Bharti

    Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation

  • Wherever toilets are being built, water should be provided too, because without water toilets are only creating more diseases.

    Baba Ramdev

    Yoga Guru & Entrepreneur

  • Swachh India campaign has become a jan andolan (People's movement) and is no more a sarkari (Government) initiative.

    Parameswaran Iyer

    Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation

  • Swachh Bharat is a great initiative undertaken by the Prime Minister, I only wish as a country we had started much earlier.

    Hema Malini

    Actor & Politician

  • Sanitation is more important than political independence.

    H D Kumaraswamy

    Chief Minister, Karnataka

  • We are now moving from swachhta to swasthya. Health is very important, especially for women.

    Raghubar Das

    Chief Minister, Jharkhand

  • I believe people are getting educated. I think that the generation after us will be able to make a visible difference towards the environment.

    Arjun Kapoor

    Actor

  • I am 29 years old and that is not such long lifespan but the deterioration all around in terms of the environment is worrying.

    Parineeti Chopra

    Actor

  • I can say with confidence that Chhattisgarh will be 100% open defecation before October 2019.

    Raman Singh

    Chief Minister, Chhattisgarh

  • When Swachh Bharat Mission was launched, people thought this will be just another photo op. But this has turned out to be a people's movement.

    Arun Jaitley

    Finance Minister

  • Waste to wealth is the way forward to make India clean.

    Nitin Gadkari

    Road Transport & Highways & Water Resources Minister

  • Let's make India clean, green and healthy.

    Amitabh Bachchan

    Campaign Ambassador

  • Plastic threatens to become a menace to humanity. A lot of it doesn’t make it to recycling plants and is non-biodegradable.

    Narendra Modi

    Prime Minister

  • Open Defecation Free can bring maximum health benefits, but we need to make sure that we sustain our ODF tag.

    Parameswaran Iyer

    Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation

  • In rural India, 80% villages are truly ODF. That's the big success we have made, we have shifted our focus from building toilets to actually using toilets.

    Naina Lal Kidwai

    Chair, India Sanitation Coalition

  • Maharashtra is already free from open defecation, now we are working towards sustaining the ODF tag.

    Devendra Fadnavis

    Chief Minister, Maharashtra

  • By March 2019, we aim to clean 70-80 per cent of the Ganga.

    Nitin Gadkari

    Minister For Water Resources And Ganga Rejuvenation

  • We have observed where there are separate toilets at home, there is a reduction in child sex abuses.

    Kailash Satyarthi

    Nobel Peace Laureate and Children’s Rights Activist

  • Each person should motivate at least 2-3 other people around them to keep their surroundings clean. This is how we can make India clean.

    Amitabh Bachchan

    Campaign Ambassador

  • Awareness is the only way through which one realises what all needs to be done to make India a clean country.

    Alia Bhatt

    Actor

  • At a time when we talk about Bullet Trains, Mars Mission, we are unable to provide basic safety equipment to scavengers for cleaning sewers.

    Jaya Bachchan

    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.

    Dia Mirza

    Actor

  • We are polluting in every way, every year. We have to make people realise that there’s a better way to manage waste.

    Raveena Tandon

    Actor

  • Key appeal to all public servants, get on the bike and start seeing the waste around.

    Kiran Bedi

    Lieutenant Governor, Puducherry

  • #Mere10guz is a good initiative that can boost Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

    Shankar Mahadevan

    Singer

  • 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.

    Raghubar Das

    Chief Minister, Jharkhand

  • We really need to manage this plastic menace that we have created.

    John Abraham

    Actor

  • People are becoming aware. Now if people litter from a car, passersby give dirty looks.

    Anupam Kher

    Actor

  • If every person will keep 10 yards of their surroundings clean, then the whole city will be cleaned up.

    Amitabh Bachchan

    Campaign Ambassador

  • The dream of a Swachh Bharat will be realised by 125 crore Indians, not a select group of leaders or officials.

    Narendra Modi

    Prime Minister

  • Swachh Bharat and Swasth Bharat go hand in hand, they are interlinked and that’s where I want my India to focus on.

    Sachin Tendulkar

    Former Indian Cricketer

  • We are targeting to make Jharkhand open defecation free by 2018.

    Raghubar Das

    Chief Minister of Jharkhand

  • Cleanliness is next to Godliness and God is everywhere, so we should work towards keeping it clean everywhere.

    Harshdeep Kaur

    Singer

  • We should have rules that penalise people for not keeping their surroundings clean.

    Navin Jindal

    Chairman, Jindal Steel and Power

  • We need to focus on recycling, be it water or waste.

    Pankaja Munde

    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.

    Kiran Bedi

    Lieutenant Governor, Puducherry

  • When State Government & Centre are put behind a cause like this, it is bound to succeed.

    Gul Panag

    Actor & Politician

  • Plastic is the biggest culprit and cause a lot of the issues with garbage disposal.

    Jeetendra

    Actor

  • Use jute bags instead of plastic ones.

    Virbhadra Singh

    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.

    Dia Mirza

    Actor

  • We need to ingrain the idea of Swachhta in children as early as possible.

    Tisca Chopra

    Actor

  • We need to focus on the Swachh cause for our children & we have a responsibility towards Mother Earth. It is important to start young.

    Divya Khosla Kumar

    Actor

  • Puducherry will be totally open defecation free by October 2, 2017.

    V Narayanasamy

    Chief Minister of Puducherry

  • Banega Swachh India has become a movement in the true sense of the term.

    Anand Mahindra

    Chairman, Mahindra Group

  • Khadi can be a good alternative to plastic and it will also generate employment.

    Ram Vilas Paswan

    Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

  • I have full faith that our aim of Swachh Bharat will be realised.

    Prakash Javadekar

    Minister of Human Resource Development

  • Chhattisgarh to be Open Defecation Free by 2018.

    Raman Singh

    Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh

  • Let's make Gandhiji's dream come true and make India clean.

    Amitabh Bachchan

    Campaign Ambassador

  • Bio-toilets are being implemented in our trains on a large scale but we also need to tackle open defecation on tracks.

    Suresh Prabhu

    Minister of Railways

  • Swachhta is not anybody else's problem, it is our problem.

    Pandit Jasraj

    Vocalist

  • There's going to be a substancial increase in economic & social values with #swachhindia.

    Rakesh Kapoor

    Chief Executive, Reckitt Benckiser Plc

  • People have to take more responsibility and commit themselves to not dirty their Bharat Mata.

    Sachin Tendulkar

    Cricketer

  • Sustaining the efforts of a clean-up drive more important.

    Priyanka Chopra

    Actor

  • The problem is not cleanliness, the problem is sense of propriety.

    Javed Akhtar

    Poet, Lyricist and Scriptwriter

  • This clean-up campaign should have begun some 50 years ago. #SwachhIndia

    Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

    Classical Musician

  • Apart from cleaning up our societies and neighbourhoods, we need to clean our thoughts.

    Kunal Kohli

    Director

  • #SwachhIndia shouldn't just be a photo-op.

    Baba Ramdev

    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.

    Jaya Bachchan

    Actor

  • Public participation is essential. If people don't practice, toilets are built but they end up as storage spaces.

    Devendra Fadnavis

    Chief Minister, Maharashtra