Union Cabinet approves 'Swachh Bharat Mission'

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the "Swachh Bharat Mission" aimed at creating a clean India by 2019 with people's participation.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 24, 2014, 20:55 PM IST

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the "Swachh Bharat Mission" aimed at creating a clean India by 2019 with people's participation.

"The cabinet has approved the Swachh Bharat Mission," union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here after a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Prasad said the mission will be launched Oct 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

The Prime Minister has been striving to make the mission a mass movement.