Today Current Affairs - PM to kick start Swachh Bharat campaign tomorrow
The ambitious Swachh Bharat campaign will be launched tomorrow coinciding the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
The campaign is aimed at cleaning India by 2019 when the country will celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kick start the campaign from New Delhi.
The ambitious drive includes sweeping- removal of garbage- debris and unauthorised encroachments from the roads- markets and residential places.
Giving a clarion call for launching of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech asked people to take a pledge to make India clean.
Under the campaign Government will try to make India free from open defecation in the next five years.
Urban Development Ministry will spend about Rs 1.34 lakh crore for construction of more than 11 crore toilets as nearly half of the country s populations still defecate in open. Ahead of the launch of the campaign Prime Minister Modi appealed to the people to devote themselves to make it a mass movement. Clean India will be the best tribute that the country can pay to Mahatma Gandhi who dreamt of Swachh Bharat.