PM Narendra Modi seeks people's views for 'Clean India' mission

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday sought ideas from people on the contours of 'Mission Swachh Bharat' or 'Clean India', which would be launched on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Updated: Sep 12, 2014, 20:46 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi seeks people's views for 'Clean India' mission

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday sought ideas from people on the contours of 'Mission Swachh Bharat' or 'Clean India', which would be launched on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Linking cleanliness to tourism and global interest in India, Modi stressed that world-class levels of hygiene and sanitation are required in India's 50 tourist destinations to bring about a “paradigm shift” in the global perception.

“Mission Swacch Bharat aspires to realise Gandhiji's dream of a Clean India through Jan Bhagidari (people's participation). Together we can make a big difference.

“Please share your inputs in making Mission Swacch Bharat a success and laying the foundation for a 'Clean India' on mygov.Nic.In/group_info/swachh-bharat-clean-india,” he said.

According to a PMO statement, the PM said all government departments will actively participate in this mission.

Government offices up to panchayat level will be involved in the cleanliness drive that shall be carried out from September 25 till Diwali which falls on October 23.

Chairing a high-level meeting here Thursday, Modi had called for turning 'Swacch Bharat' into a mass movement and linking it to economic activity to ensure greater participation. He said the meeting was "very fruitful".

Modi had earlier invited ideas from people on the new institution to replace the Planning Commission which, he had announced on August 15, will soon be scrapped.

He also mentioned about his vision of solid waste management and waste water management through the PPP model in 500 towns and cities across India.

(With Agency Inputs)