|Launch Date||2 October 2014|
To accelerate the efforts to achieve universal sanitation coverage and to put focus on sanitation, PM Modi has launched Swachh Bharat Mission. In Rural India, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan would mean improving the levels of cleanliness through Solid and Liquid Waste Management activities and making villages Open Defecation Free (ODF), clean and sanitised. This scheme aims to bring about an improvement in the general quality of life in the rural areas, by promoting cleanliness, hygiene and eliminating open defecation. This scheme will motivate communities to adopt sustainable sanitation practices and facilities through awareness creation and health education.