Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM)

According to Census 2011, India’s urban population is 377 million or 31% of the total population. The Census 2011 also showed that in 4,041 statutory towns, close to eight million households do not have access to toilets and defecate in the open. Weak sanitation has significant health costs and untreated sewage from cities is the single biggest source of water resource pollution in India. For ensuring hygiene, waste management and sanitation across the nation, “Swachh Bharat Mission” programme has been launched. The “Swachh Bharat Mission” programme was launched on 2nd October 2014. The main objective of Swachh Bharat Mission is to make this nation open defecation free.