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‘SWACHHATA KE 6 SAAL, BEMISAAL’- MOHUA TO CELEBRATE SIX YEARS OF SWACHH BHARAT MISSION-URBAN ON GANDHI JAYANTI

‘SWACHHATA KE 6 SAAL, BEMISAAL’-  MOHUA TO CELEBRATE SIX YEARS OF SWACHH BHARAT MISSION-URBAN ON GANDHI JAYANTI

Context

The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) to celebrate the sixth anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U) by organizing a webinar titled ‘Swachhata Ke 6 Saal, Bemisaal’ on 2nd October 2020.

Details

  • 2nd October 2020 will mark the 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • On this day, the Ministry will release a compendium and a dynamic GIS portal showcasing innovative practices for effective solid waste management (SWM) practices from across India.
  • Also Ministry will also launched a document on Response of Indian Cities Towards Covid-19: A Sanitation Perspective prepared by NIUA, ‘Frontline Stories of Resilience: India’s Sanitation Champions’ – a collection of inspirational stories of sanitation workers compiled by the National Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (NFSSM) Alliance and a Toolkit for Safety of Sanitation Workers prepared by Urban Management Centre (UMC).

About Swachh Bharat Mission - Urban (SBM-U)

  • It was  launched on 2nd October 2014.
  • It is being implemented by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MHUA).

Key thrust areas

  • Elimination of open defecation
  • Eradication of Manual Scavenging by converting insanitary toilets to sanitary
  • Modern and Scientific Municipal Solid Waste Management
  • Effecting behavioural change regarding healthy sanitation practices
  • Awareness generation about sanitation and its linkage with public health
  • Capacity Augmentation for Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) to create an enabling
    environment for private sector participation

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