'Gandagi Bharat Choro Saptah' from August 8 to August 15: All you must know
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a week-long campaign, 'Gandagi Mukt Bharat', starting from August 8 till August 15 to free the nation from garbage.
He claimed that the credit must go to the cleanliness drives in India that boosted the country's fight against coronavirus.
Addressing an event in Delhi, Mr Prime Minister said the drive is to “honour swaraj (self-rule), meaning ‘gandagi Bharat choro saptah’ (garbage quit India week)”, and reminded that August 8 is the anniversary of Quit India Movement.
Here are some key points that you must know about the cleanliness drive:
# During the week-long event, new toilets will be made across places in India and all the existing toilets will be repaired.
# The areas where migrant workers are staying will be put on top of the list.
# The cleanliness drive will begin from August 8 and will go on till August 15.
# People have been asked to not throw garbage on the streets and maintain cleanliness around them.
# Officials at the district level have been directed to look after the construction and repair of toilets.