Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti is celebrating 'World Toilet Day' today November 19, 2020 under 'Swachh Bharat Mission - Gramin (SBMG)' for promoting awareness on access to Safe Sanitation and felicitating districts/states for making significant contribution towards Swachhata.
Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat along with the Minister of State, Rattan Lal Kataria will felicitate top Districts/States with ‘Swachhata Puraskar’ through a virtual event. Given the prevailing Covid-19 scenario, the Awards ceremony this year is being organised virtually with awardees connecting via online platforms.
Phase 2 of SBMG was launched early this year for sustaining the gains made under Phase 1 (2014-19) with focus on ODF Sustainability and Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM). Various campaigns focusing on construction and beautification of Community Sanitary Complexes (CSCs) have been undertaken countrywide over the past one year like Swachh Sunder Samudayik Sauchalay (SSSS) and Samudayik Sauchalay Abhiyan (SSA).