Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) or Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) is a nation-wide campaign in India for the period 2014 to 2019 that aims to clean up the streets, roads and infrastructure of India's cities, towns, and rural areas. The campaign's official name is in Hindi and translates to 'Clean India Mission' in English. The objectives of Swachh Bharat include eliminating open defecationthrough the construction of household-owned and community-owned toilets and establishing an accountable mechanism of monitoring toilet use. Run by the Government of India The campaign was officially launched on 2 October 2014 at Rajghat, New Delhiby Prime Minister NarendraModi. It is India's largest cleanliness drive to date with three million government employees and students from all parts of India participating in 4,041 cities, towns, and rural areas. Modi has called the campaign Satyagrah se Swachhagrah in reference to Gandhi's Champaran Satyagraha launched on 10 April 1917. The mission has two thrusts: Swachh Bharat Abhiyan ("gramin" or 'rural'), which operates under the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation; and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan ('urban'), which operates under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. As part of the campaign, volunteers, known as Swachhagrahis, or 'ambassadors of cleanliness', have promoted indoor plumbing and community approaches to sanitation (CAS) at the village level Other non-governmental activities include national real-time monitoring and updates from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) such as The Ugly Indian, Waste Warriors, and SWaCH Pune (Solid Waste Collection and Handling) that are working towards its ideas of Swachh Bharat.
LEAVE NO TRACE Leave No Trace is an national and international program designed to assist outdoor enthusiasts with their decisions about how to reduce their impacts while enjoying the outdoors trips in the mountain and any part of the planet. The program strives to educate people about the nature of their recreational impacts as well as techniques to prevent and minimize such impacts. Leave No Trace is best understood as an educational and ethical pro-gram, not as a set of rules and regulations.
Leave No Trace information is rooted in scientific studies and common sense. The information is framed under the Seven Leave No Trace Principles.
• Plan ahead and prepare. • Dispose of waste properly. • Minimize Campfire impacts • Respect nature • Respect Wildlife. • Be considerate of other visitors • Help visitors • Keep clean your area
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