‘Swachhata ke 6 saal, Bemisaal’ : MoHUA to celebrate Six Years of Swachh Bharat Mission

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs will celebrate six years of Swachh Bharat Mission on the occasion of  birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2. The Swachh Bharat mission was launched from Rajghat on October 2, 2014 in order to achieve the aim of Clean India by October 2, 2019 which was celebrated as 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Key Facts

  • This year, the day marks the 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • The day will mark the launch of:
    1. A GIS portal– The portal will showcase innovative practices to implement Sewage Waste Management
    2. Document on response of Indian cities towards COVID-19 will also be released. It  will focus on sanitation.

Swachh Bharat Mission- Achievements

The Swachh Bharat mission was launched in 2014 and in six years following achievements have been attached to it:

  • 4,327 Urban Local Bodies have been declared Open Defecation Free under the Urban component of Swachh Bharat Mission.
  • 66 lakh individual household toilets were constructed.
  • Over 6 lakh community or public toilets were constructed.
  • Around 59,900 toilets across 2,900 cities have been listed on Google maps for live tracking.
  • Some  97% of wards received door-to-door collection of waste under Sewage Waste Management in last 6 years.
  • 77% of wards are now doing the source segregation of waste.
  • With the launch of mission, now 67% of total waste generated are being processed. In 2014 it used to be just 14%.
  • Around 84,000 informal waste pickers have been integrated with the mainstream waste management system.
  • 5.5 lakh sanitation workers have been linked to welfare schemes.

City Ratings

  • The rating was provided as per the guidelines of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  • 5-star cities:  Indore, Ambikapur, Navi Mumbai, Surat, Rajkot and Mysore have been rated as 5-star cities for their best performance.
  • 3-star Cities: Around 86 cities were rated as 3-star cities.
  • 1-star cities: 64 cities were rated as 1-star cities.