What is Clean India Healthy India Initiative?
Clean India Healthy India is an initiative and vision towards a brighter healthy India, which can be achieved only with cleanliness around us.
Research has shown that good hygiene can save Rs 50,000 per family per year. The government is committed to a new India, a clean, skilled, educated, healthy, prosperous and inclusive India. This campaign is critical to building a clean image of India because it has all the necessary amenities like public toilets, clean streets and clean neighborhoods.
Steps taken by the government to achieve Clean India:
Prior to 2014, India was home to 60% of the world’s open defectors, but the government claims that the number has dropped dramatically through the Clean India Mission, also known as the Swachh Bharat Mission. In 2014, when the People’s Movement announced the end of outdoor defecation exercises, less than four in ten rural households in India had toilets.
More than 10 crores toilets have been built in rural and urban areas of India since the mission launched. It is part of the government-led Clear India mission; the world’s largest toilet construction and behavior change initiative.
There has been installed machines for clean drinking water for the population with a technology that, compared to reverse osmosis, which consumes about 85% of the water, consumes only 1%.
People and government officials made interesting advertisements to entice public to join this campaign by linking importance of cleanliness to famous movies and movie dialogues. The Prime Minister himself inaugurated the campaign by cleaning a road to show the public humbly that cleanliness is nothing to be ashamed about, he even nominated many popular personalities to complete the challenge and promote this campaign by raising awareness. Taking advantage of the awareness already created by the enormous publicity, we can ride on the shoulders of this program to convey to other Indians the idea that Swachh India will only be possible if we have Swastha Indians.
What can an ordinary citizen do to support this goal?
We can make our country beautiful; by fulfilling the mission of pure India, we can achieve fruitful results. Cleanliness is not only related to the government, but also to our movement. By participating, we can help create a clean and healthy India.
The first step towards a developed India is to create a clean, sanitary, and therefore healthy India. Our government has spared no effort to make India cleaner and more hygienic. Our government has taken a step towards “Mission Swachh Bharat” and “Aatmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Abhiyan” to achieve the goal of “clean and healthy India”.
Statistics and Recognition
The Clean India Healthy India campaign is widely regarded as a success, with the Bill & Melissa Gate Foundation deemed to have made Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi worthy of the Global Goals award. The program was implemented by state governments with support from the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
As of now, 36 states in India have been cleared of bowel movements and the mission is indeed on track to succeed. The current statistics about ODF villages can be found here on this website.
Any work related to health in a country where previously only the Ministry of Health was responsible, now all departments and ministries, whether its people work together for a clean and healthy India.
Recognizing the need to preserve the integrity and purity of our natural gifts and cultural heritage sites such as places of worship, heritage sites and beaches, they are likely to be refurbished. We as a country must pledge our support for this sacred mission and do our best to keep our country clean, free of open defecation, and all government and civil society organizations, as well as the private sector, must focus on solid waste management through the promotion of urban compost.
I believe that we must address these issues in a coordinated and systematic way as social missions. We should not leave dirt unclean and make it a permanent habit to keep our environment clean. Just as we keep our temples clean, we must keep our bodies and surroundings clean.
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan – Clean India Healthy India
When the Honorable Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi embarked on the Swachh Bharat mission, an estimated 60 crores Indians defecated on the street, and about 1,600 children under the age of five died every day, largely due to poor water and sanitation (WASH) conditions.
Our Swasthagraha dreams of a clean and healthy India, India, open and free from defecation, India, where people take pride in keeping their surroundings clean. In his speech, he talked about the need for rolls or a healthy India, and asked viewers to imagine a world in which children have clean water to drink and wholesome food to eat.
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