The writes is secretary, Ministry for Drinking Water and Sanitation. Views are personal.
Proposed Jal Jeevan Mission will be a decentralised, community-managed and sustainable water management scheme
Just like the country did in the Swachh Bharat Mission, India could lay out a template for other countries on securing national water security by integrating fragmented institutions and making water security everyone’s business.
Swachh Bharat Mission has had to overcome a ‘degree of difficulty’ to bring about behavioural change.
Secretaries to the Government of India are playing evolving, increasingly multi-dimensional, roles.
Swachh Bharat Mission has achieved what previous sanitation drives could not. This owes much to the PM’s initiative
If you add value to the system, bureaucracy will be welcoming and accommodative
The nation symbolically bound in the fabric of swachhata, with everyone offering their service for nation-building, would be most satisfying for the Mahatma.
GOBAR-Dhan initiative will aid Swachh Bharat, increase rural incomes
In three years, Swachh Bharat Mission has become a mass movement.
Swachh Bharat Mission is about behaviour change vis a vis sanitation. Five states, 186 districts and over 2,31,000 villages have been declared as open defecation free