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Swachh Bharat 2022 Campaign

Swachh Bharat 2022 Campaign- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: Governance, Administration and Challenges
    • Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

Indian Polity


Swachh Bharat 2022 Campaign in News

  • Recently, Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Anurag Singh Thakur launched a month-long nationwide Swachh Bharat 2022 at Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh from 1st October 2022.


Swachh Bharat 2022 Campaign

  • About: Swachh Bharat 2022 Campaign is being organized to instil awareness and feeling of pride among citizens to keep their surroundings clean and waste free.
  • Scope: Swachh Bharat 2022 programme is being organised in 6 Lakh villages of 744 districts across the country through the network of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) affiliated Youth Clubs & National Service Scheme Affiliated Institutions.
  • Mandate: Swachh Bharat 2022 campaign will be launched with an aim to raise awareness, mobilize people and ensure their participation in making India clean.
  • Key Targets: The Department of Youth Affairs has set a target of collecting and disposing of 1 crore kg plastic waste through Swachh Bharat 2022.
    • The objectives of the Swachh Bharat 2022 programme are to organize cleaning of public spaces and households across all the districts of the country from 01st October to 31st October 2022.
  • Participation: Swachh Bharat 2022 Campaign involves all segments of society, Government organizations including PRIs and Non- Government Organizations
    • Swachh Bharat campaign will give mantra of“Swachch Kaal: Amrit Kaal” and make this program a People’s Movement through Jan Bhagidari.


Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM)

  • The Prime Minister of India had launched the Swachh Bharat Mission on 2nd October 2014 to accelerate the efforts to achieve universal sanitation coverage and to put focus on sanitation.
  • Under the mission, all villages, Gram Panchayats, Districts, States and Union Territories in India declared themselves “open-defecation free” (ODF) by 2 October 2019, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, by constructing over 100 million toilets in rural India.
  • To ensure that the open defecation free behaviours are sustained, no one is left behind, and that solid and liquid waste management facilities are accessible, the Mission is moving towards the next Phase II of SBMG i.e ODF-Plus.
  • ODF Plus activities under Phase II of Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) will reinforce ODF behaviours and focus on providing interventions for the safe management of solid and liquid waste in villages.


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