Swatch Bharat Mission- a national campaign to clean India was started by Prime Minister Modi on Oct. 2nd 2014. Its budget is in billions and World Bank has contributed in a big way
Most conspicuous are innumerable hoardings, advertisements in print and digital media and government sponsored online citizen community in the form of a National Circle and 100 city level circles with 335,000 citizens as members engaged in online discussions.
Lets analyze the situation.
Of the 1,252 billion Indians (2013 data) how many are involved even in this digital exercise? Only 0.0000011 %!!!! Shamefully!!!
If we forget the digital India and come down on ground and ask –
Have people become more responsible for the waste they produce? Has the waste generation reduced?
Have life styles changed?
Has the production or use of non-bio degradable, toxic substances been banned or even reduced?
Has the ongoing grass root level work specially based on Ghanaian principles been rewarded?
How much of Swatch Bharat Mission funds been used for any of the above?
Dr. Ms. Iqbal Malik
Founder & Director