BORDUMSA: MLA of 49th Bordumsa-Diyun Assembly in Eastern Arunachal, Somlung Mossang distributed dustbins and planted saplings during a Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Gramin) program organized by the PHE Department here this afternoon at Diyun -Sompoi area in Changlang district. Issues pertaining to solid waste management and construction of two pit seal latrines were also discussed and feasible reports drawn during the meeting held in the presence of several officials of the line departments and EAC Diyun, Jacob Tabing. Handing over the dustbins – the first-ever initiated steps in the circle, Mossang underlined the importance and significance of the ‘Clean India Mission’ and urged the people to contribute their best in cleaning their roads, streets and available infrastructure.
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) or Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) is a nation-wide campaign in India for the period 2014 to 2019 that aims to clean up the streets, roads, and infrastructure of India's cities, towns, and rural areas. The campaign's official name is in Hindi and translates to "Clean India Mission" in English. The objectives of Swachh Bharat include eliminating open defecation through the construction of household-owned and community-owned toilets and establishing an accountable mechanism of monitoring toilet use. Run by the Government of India, the mission aims to achieve an "open-defecation free" (ODF) India by 2 October 2019, the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, by constructing 90 million toilets in rural India at a projected cost of ₹1.96 lakh crore (US$30 billion). The mission will also contribute to India reaching Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6), established by the UN in 2015.