Ek Tareekh Ek Ghanta Ek Saath Initiative:
The “Ek Tareekh Ek Ghanta Ek Saath” initiative is a massive voluntary effort for cleanliness in India, endorsed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
- The initiative encourages citizens to engage in one hour of “shramdaan” (voluntary labour) for cleanliness at 10 am on October 1st as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.
- Various groups and organizations, including Resident Welfare Associations, village communities, NGOs, market associations, faith groups, and the private sector, have come forward to participate in shramdaan at different locations.
- Swachhata Pakhwada 2023, with the theme “Garbage Free India,” is organized alongside this initiative and has seen the participation of over 31 crore citizens across the nation in various cleanliness-related activities.