‘Swachhat Hi Sewa’ campaign at Bhikaji Cama Place in South Delhi was marked by sweeping and collecting the litter. Also inaugurated were modern litter pickers imported by South MCD.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been piloting Swachh Bharat Mission has resulted in an unprecedented ‘individual connect’ with sanitation across the country.
This has led to construction of about five crore toilets across the country including over 38 lakh in urban areas in a short span of three years.
People have a better connect with immediate neighborhood, and so the Ministry unveiled ‘My Home-My Neighborhood’ (Ghar Bi Saaf-Pados Bhi Saaf) campaign with the following six components:1.
Segregation of waste at source2.
Compost making from wet waste within the premisesneighborhood/area3.
Recycling of dry waste4.
Freeing the neighborhood from open defecation and open urination5.
Motivating the residents of neighborhood against throwing garbage in open spaces; and6.
Adopting a near by park or open place for collection and waste segregation.
Neighborhood action plan leads to substantial reduction in the quantum of solid waste sent to landfill besides enabling better performance of Waste-to - Compost and Waste-to-Energy plants. Neighborhood could be a residential housing society, a colony,mohalla, market area etc.
Neighborhood action plan will be launched in all the cities and towns across the country on the occasion of the third anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission on the second of next month.