How to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan brings transformation to India?
The Swachh Bharat Mission, one of the amazing initiatives of the Government lead by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that kicked off the 150th anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi, has heralded an unparalleled shift. The Mission, which included the installation of toilets as one of its key components, has evolved into a large behavioural modification initiative as well as a Jan Andolan on the ground.
The following are the revolutionary changes brought about by the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan:
1. Foreign Tourism Influx: India is a place of rich history and culture that attracts tourism, accounting for almost 6.6 percent of total GDP and employing over 40 million Indians. Foreign visitors are highly fussy about their hygiene and the cleanliness of their surroundings. The most difficult challenge in luring visitors to this strange place was cleanliness and now that this project has been begun, locals are urged to maintain their premises and neighbourhoods clean, therefore opening doors for tourism.
2. Promoting Homegrown Brands: We have been taught the significance of cleanliness from infancy, but we have always turned a deaf ear to it and put waste on the road, scattered around, and let waste be wherever it is, rather than throwing it in the bin. With the inauguration of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, homegrown companies were urged to assist the Government of India in making a difference in this arena. Netsol Water Solutions, for example, offered innovative technologies including Waste Recycler, that processes and converts organic waste to organic manure.
3. Improved Health: The primary cause of thousands of fatalities in our nation was unsanitary living circumstances, which had a financial impact on them in terms of spending and potential revenue earning. The Swachh Bharat Mission had and continues to have a good influence on India's health-care system. Several establishments were praised for employing waste removal strategies and supporting a clean, healthy and sustainable environment.
The necessity of the hour is to manage waste resource while attempting to save the country from becoming a waste dump. With over 1.2 billion inhabitants, India is the world's second most populated country, creating waste like no other. The waste cannot be processed until it is separated into biodegradable and non-biodegradable components, which makes it even more difficult for a county like ours, where one-fourth of the population is illiterate and the other half is uninformed. To combat this pandemic, the Indian Government launched the Swachh Bharat Mission in 2014, urging fellow citizens to keep the nation clean.
There are several revolutionary ways in which Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has changed the way we live and the way we dispose of waste. India is still far behind in terms of cleanliness, but every step we take brings us closer to a better and more sustainable future. Slowly we are making progress towards becoming a waste-free nation!