Mahatma Swachh Bharat

The Indian Express reporters fan out across the country to city, town and village that marked milestones in the Mahatma’s journey. To bring you stories of the footsoldiers of Swachh Bharat, women and men, whose job it is to wipe, mop and dust where Mahatma Gandhi once walked.

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Mahatma Swachh Bharat: Where his journey ended, a new beginning for her — every day

Mahatma Swachh Bharat: For the last 144 days of his life, Mahatma Gandhi lived in a small portion on the ground floor of Birla House which is now on Tees January Marg in the Capital, a road named to mark his martyrdom.

Mahatma Swachh Bharat: He dusts 36 windows, 16 doors — and a slice of Dandi history

The road to Dandi from Navsari town is lined by neem and mango trees along fields of paddy and sugarcane, with shrimp farms in between. It ends at a wooden gate that opens to Saifee Villa, where a plaque at the steps displays a faded photo of Mahatma Gandhi picking salt.

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Mahatma Swachh Bharat: ‘If surroundings are not clean, we can’t be at ease... Gandhiji taught us this’

In the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth, the historical significance of the complex is not lost on Teli, among the thousands of workers at the frontlines of Swachh Bharat, the flagship cleanliness scheme launched on Gandhi Jayanti four years ago.

Mahatma Swachh Bharat — Outside Yerawada jail: ‘I was a maid, a slave... this is far more respectable’

The Indian Express reporters fan out across the country to mark milestones in the Mahatma’s journey. To bring stories of the footsoldiers of Swachh Bharat, whose job it is to wipe, mop and dust where the Mahatma once walked.

Meet Gitaben, she keeps Mahatma Gandhi's birthplace Swachh for Bharat, daily

Today marks the 150th birth anniversary of the Mahatma. And four years of Swachh Bharat, the national cleanliness campaign that was launched in Gujarat by the state’s then chief minister Anandiben Patel at Porbandar.

Mahatma Swachh Bharat: ‘Born in year Gandhi died... cleaning all my life’

The Indian Express maps milestones in the Mahatma’s journey. To bring stories of the footsoldiers of Swachh Bharat, who clean where Gandhi walked.

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Mahatma Swachh Bharat: ‘I have work to do... I keep the temple clean, I keep my house clean’

The Indian Express reporters fan out across the country to mark milestones in the Mahatma’s journey. To bring stories of the footsoldiers of Swachh Bharat, whose job it is to wipe, mop and dust where the Mahatma once walked.

Mahatma Swachh Bharat: ‘What makes me happy is the fact that my struggles were not meaningless’

The Indian Express reporters fan out across the country to mark milestones in the Mahatma’s journey. To bring stories of the footsoldiers of Swachh Bharat, whose job it is to wipe, mop and dust where the Mahatma once walked.

Mahatma Swachh Bharat: ‘Why do people think that someone else will be there to clean up after them?’

The Indian Express reporters fan out across the country to mark milestones in the Mahatma’s journey. To bring stories of the footsoldiers of Swachh Bharat, whose job it is to wipe, mop and dust where the Mahatma once walked.

Swachh Bharat: ‘I am just a safai karamchari here but this police station depends on me’

The Indian Express reporters fan out across the country to mark milestones in the Mahatma’s journey. To bring stories of the footsoldiers of Swachh Bharat, whose job it is to wipe, mop and dust where the Mahatma once walked.

Mahatma Swachh Bharat Photos

Meet the Swachh Bharat footsoldiers who clean where Mahatma Gandhi once walked

Gandhi Jayanti 2018: As the nation marks the Mahatma’s 150th birth anniversary on October 2, Rinku remains one of the countless footsoldiers on the ground of Swachh Bharat, the flagship initiative launched on Gandhi Jayanti four years ago. The initiative aims at turning Gandhi’s vision of cleanliness into reality.

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