Swach Bharat Mission is not mere slogan, its people movement: Venkaiah Naidu

Swach bharat mission

By Accommodation Times News Service

-Swachh Survekshan of 500 cities launched by Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu
-Swachhata Helpline ‘1969’, Swachhata App launched to promote people’s participation
-Minister also unveils ‘Asli Tarakki’ campaign to promote use of toilets
-3 sanitation workers felicitated for exemplary work, RWAs, Corporates, TV artistes also honoured
-115 cities become ‘Open Defecation Free’; 739 more cities to become ODG by March next year

Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu launched ‘Swachh Suvekshan-2017’ to assess and rank 500 cities and towns based on levels of sanitation and efforts made by respective urban local bodies and also to capture progress towards achieving ‘Open Defecation Free’ status.  The Minister also released various publications and mobile applications to help the 500 cities and towns prepare for the survey to be conducted in January next year.

Shri Venkaiah Naidu addressed Mayors, Municipal Chairpersons, Municipal Commissioners and other concerned officials of 500 cities and towns to be surveyed via video conferencing. He informed the city officials that cities will be ranked based on the reports by urban local bodies on the progress made towards construction of toilets, feedback of citizens and independent observation of sanitation levels. Cities with a population of one lakh and above each, heritage and tourism cities, capital cities with less than one lakh population are included in this survey, the second since the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission.

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