Narendra Modi on Swacchh Bharat LIVE: Cleanliness will help families save Rs 50,000 every year

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs will tomorrow confer awards on those who contributed towards the Clean India objective in urban areas on the third anniversary of the launch of the Swacchh Bharat Mission (Urban).

FP Staff October 02, 2017 12:22:59 IST
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Narendra Modi on Swacchh Bharat LIVE: Cleanliness will help families save Rs 50,000 every year

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Oct 02, 2017 - 12:18 (IST)

Swacchh Bharat will help people save their hard earned money

"If people are healthy, they will save Rs 50,000 per year which is otherwise spent on medical facilities," Modi says. 

Oct 02, 2017 - 12:16 (IST)

Swacchh Bharat is about mindset, says Modi

Oct 02, 2017 - 12:14 (IST)

Modi stresses on making people aware about cleanliness

"During my days working for Gujarat, we adopted a village and we decided to build houses. The villagers there asked us to build bigger rooms by removing the space for toilets, but I said no. If a house is built, then a toilet will be built along with it. A few years later when I went back there, I was shocked to find that the toilets were being used to tie goats to them. This isn't the people's fault, but its what they know of. We need to change that mindset," says PM Narendra Modi.

Oct 02, 2017 - 12:06 (IST)

Swacchh Bharat has become a people movement, says Modi

Prime Minister says that Swacchh Bharat is not just a government movement but it has now become a part of common man's lives. 

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs will tomorrow confer awards on those who contributed towards the Clean India objective in urban areas on the third anniversary of the launch of the Swacchh Bharat Mission (Urban).

Among the winners is a Delhi-based Facebook citizen group -- 'My Delhi Keep It Clean' -- which is being awarded for promoting efforts to clean public places.

The ministry will also felicitate 20 individuals and agencies in seven categories for significant contribution towards furthering the Clean India objective in urban areas, a government release said.

Fertiliser Cooperative KRIBHCO will be conferred the Swacchata Award for marketing of compost made from municipal solid waste.

Kasturba Gandhi Balika Awasiya Vidyalaya, Ambikar will receive the award in the schools and colleges category while Swacch Ambikapur Sahakari Samiti has been chosen in self-help group category for women empowerment and livelihood generation by converting garbage into wealth.

Pemayangste Monastery in Sikkim will be felicitated in the category of religious institutions for being a Zero-waste institution.

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