New broom, clean sweep

October 12, 2014 07:36 am | Updated September 23, 2017 12:52 pm IST

Cleanliness is ‘very big work’ for the Prime Minister and hence the emphasis on the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The effects of the campaign will primarily be improved hygiene and health, but will go beyond to give a fillip to various sectors of the economy.


>Will the new broom sweep clean?

The Swachh Bharat campaign has not only been a diktat for the Babus to follow or schoolchildren to engage in, but has also drawn the attention of big businesses.

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>‘Who enjoys squatting in the open?’

Jockin Arputham head of the National Slum Dwellers Federation talks about the progress India is making in building toilets, the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and other sanitation issues.

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>Toilets on paper

More than half the households in the country still lack access to sanitation. In its villages, some toilets built under past schemes exist only on paper.

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