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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Swachh Bharat Week across the country ahead of 2nd anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission

Week long countrywide programmes with participation of all stakeholders
            Ahead of the second anniversary of ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ on October 2, 2016, a countrywide intensive Swachh Bharat Week will be organized from 25th of this month involving people, central and state governments , third tier of Panchyati Raj Institutions and Urban local Bodies, people’s representatives and all other stakeholders.
            Ministry of Urban Development and Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation have drawn up elaborate action plans for urban and rural areas respectively for a week long intensive mass campaign.
            As a part of Swachh Bharat Week, both the Ministries together will be organizing a day long ‘INDOSAN-2016’ i.e India Sanitation Conference on September 30,2016 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate INDOSAN which will be attended by Chief Ministers, Ministers In-charge of Urban Development and Sanitation, senior officials, Collectors/Chief Executive Officers/elected representatives from all 677 districts, Municipal Commissioners/elected representations from all the 500 AMRUT cities, NGOs, private sector and media.
            Prime Minister will facilitate best performers in 11 different categories for their spirited towards ensuring cleanliness.
            Besides taking stock of the progress in urban and rural areas under Swachh Bharat Mission over the last two years and looking at the way forward, INDOSAN seeks to renew the commitment at the highest political level to ensure Clean India by 2019.
            During the day long INDOSAN Conference, various issues like Behavior Change, Best Sanitation Practices, Swachh Technologies, Financing Swachh  Bharat Mission, Inclusive Sanitation, Cleanliness at 100 iconic places, Solid and Liquid Waste Management  will be discussed.


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