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Swachhata Pakhwada

Swachhata Pakhwada:

The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (MDoNER) has taken a significant step towards promoting cleanliness and environmental sustainability with the launch of Swachhata Pakhwada and it will run from 16th May to 31st May 2024.

  • Swachhata Pakhwada is an initiative launched in April, 2016 under the Swachh Bharat Mission.
  • It was launched with the objective of bringing a fortnight of intense focus on the issues and practices of Swachhata by engaging the central government ministries/departments.
  • It aims to include all ministries and departments through a common programme to contribute for Swachh Bharat Mission.
  • An annual calendar is pre-circulated among the ministries to help them plan for the Pakhwada activities.
  • The ministries observing Swachhata Pakhwada are monitored closely using the online monitoring system of Swachhata Samiksha where action plans, images, videos related to Swachhata activities are uploaded and shared.
  • For the Pakhwada fortnight, observing ministries are considered as ‘Swachhata Ministries’ and are expected to bring qualitative swachhata improvements in their jurisdictions.

Swachh Bharat Mission:

  • The Indian government launched the swachh bharat mission on October 2, 2014.
  • The mission covered all rural and urban areas.
  • The urban component of the mission is implemented by the Ministry of Urban Development, and the rural component by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.