Swachh Bharat Mission

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Print edition : October 27, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleans a road as he launches the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in New Delhi on October 2, 2014. Photo: REUTERS

Workers without protective gear cleaning sewers in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, on March 25. Photo: C. Venkatachalapathy

New Delhi’s largest landfill, Bhalswa in north-west Delhi, spread over 12 hectares, gets about 2,800 tonnes of municipal solid waste every day. Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma

The Swachh Bharat Mission, by focussing on cleanliness and toilet use, leaves out a wide spectrum of urgent urban sanitation issues such as solid waste management and clogged sewers.
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