ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Whose Cleanliness?

The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Campaign) glosses over issues of caste, which is inextricably linked to sanitation work across the country, and the rights of sanitation workers. It incorrectly tries to draw legitimacy from Gandhi’s thoughts on hygiene and cleanliness.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Campaign), which sets the target of making India clean by 2019 to coincide with the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi, was launched on 2 October 2014. Urging all citizens to be part of the cleanliness mission, the campaign draws attention to few significant issues which went unnoticed and undiscussed during its launch ceremony.

Past Efforts to Clean India

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