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During its nine years in power, the Modi government gave the Swachh Bharat Mission top importance

<p>During its nine years in office, the Narendra Modi administration has given the Swachh Bharat Mission, the biggest sanitation campaign, top attention.<img decoding=”async” class=”alignnone wp-image-278272″ src=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/theindiaprint.com-during-its-nine-years-in-power-the-modi-government-gave-the-swachh-bharat-mission-.jpg” alt=”theindiaprint.com during its nine years in power the modi government gave the swachh bharat mission” width=”1034″ height=”688″ title=”During its nine years in power, the Modi government gave the Swachh Bharat Mission top importance 12″ srcset=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/theindiaprint.com-during-its-nine-years-in-power-the-modi-government-gave-the-swachh-bharat-mission-.jpg 275w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/theindiaprint.com-during-its-nine-years-in-power-the-modi-government-gave-the-swachh-bharat-mission–150×100.jpg 150w” sizes=”(max-width: 1034px) 100vw, 1034px” /></p>
<p>Since the Swachh Bharat Mission was initiated nine years ago, there has been a rebirth of swachhata in India. The nation as a whole is feeling the reverberation of increased awareness and passion for cleaning up one’s own country.</p>
<p>Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued a clear demand for swachhata in 2014, which was nine years ago. People from all walks of life enthusiastically took ownership of Swachh Bharat in return. As a consequence, swachhata spread across the country and the Swachh Bharat Mission gained widespread recognition.</p>
<p>With three-fourths of all villages in the nation, or 75% of villages, earning ODF Plus status under Phase II of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen), the nation has reached yet another significant milestone. A hamlet that has maintained its Open Defecation Free (ODF) status while also putting in place solid or liquid waste management systems is known as an ODF Plus village. To present, over 4.43 lakh villages have proclaimed themselves to be ODF Plus, a noteworthy advancement toward the SBM-G phase II targets by 2024–2025.</p>
<p>The Andaman & Nicobar Islands, D&N Haveli, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Ladakh, Puducherry, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Tripura are the top-performing States/UTs that have attained 100% ODF Plus villages. Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Dadra Nagar Haveli & Daman Diu, Jammu & Kashmir, and Sikkim are among the states and union territories that have 100% ODF Plus Model villages. These States and UTs have made great strides toward becoming ODF Plus states, and their efforts have been crucial in helping them to realize this accomplishment.</p>
<p>The Swachh Bharat Mission has been in place for nine years this year. With the nation having transitioned from ODF to ODF Plus under the Swachh Bharat Mission Phase II, the attainment of 75% ODF Plus villages is a noteworthy milestone for India.</p>
<p>Sustaining Open Defecation Free Status (ODF-S), Solid (Bio-degradable) Waste Management, Plastic Waste Management (PWM), Liquid Waste Management (LWM), Faecal Sludge Management (FSM), GOBARdhan, Information Education and Communication/Behavior Change Communication (IEC/BCC), and Capacity Building are the main elements of Phase-II of SBM (G).</p>
<p>Millions of individuals across have seen improvements in their health and well-being thanks in large part to the SBM-G program. A village that maintains its ODF status and has plans in place for both solid and liquid waste management, as well as maintaining visual cleanliness standards such as little to no litter, little standing wastewater, and no disposal of plastic waste in public areas, is considered an ODF Plus Model Village. Additionally, the village will have ODF Plus Information, Education & Communication (IEC) messages displayed.</p>
<p>Such a massive change has never been envisioned before, according to Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, when the Prime Minister inaugurated the Swachh Bharat Mission on August 15, 2014, from the Red Fort’s ramparts. Despite its previous low performance in terms of cleanliness, India met the ODF objective within the next five years. In India, 4,884 ULBs, or 100% of the total, are now ODF (open defecation free).</p>
<p>Speaking about the changes brought about by SBM, Puri said that millions of urban poor people now have access to health and dignity thanks to the construction of 73.62 lakh toilets (67.1 lakh individual home toilets and 6.52 lakh communal and public toilets). In India, 95% of wards have 100% door-to-door rubbish collection. Waste is separated at the source in over 88% of the wards. He said that this was made possible by the Swachh Bharat Mission’s evolution into a “Jan Andolan” as opposed to a standard sarkari program.</p>
<p>Puri emphasized that the Swachhata has evolved into a cornerstone of citizenry culture as well as government initiatives.</p>
<p>He emphasized the accomplishments of SBM so far, stating that in the last nine years, 12 crore toilets have been constructed, freeing the nation from the curse of open defecation.</p>
<p>He said that the Swachh Bharat Mission – Urban 2.0 (SBM-U 2.0) has now extended the mission’s urban component till 2026. Its goals are to clean up abandoned landfill sites and make all of our cities “garbage free.” Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs), Waste-to-Energy plants (WtE plants), building and demolition waste management, Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) facilities, scientific dump sites, and legacy waste cleanup are just a few of the topics covered by SBM-U 2.0.</p>
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