On 4th August, 2020 Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat & Union Minister for Women & Child Development Smriti Zubin Irani launched the book ‘Swachh Bharat Kranti’ (Hindi) in New Delhi.
‘Swachh Bharat Revolution’ which was released in October 2019 has been translated into Hindi and published as “Swachh Bharat Kranti”.
i.It has been edited by Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary of the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
ii.The book captures the remarkable journey of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) and looks into the process behind the social revolution.
iii.Swachh Bharat Kranti contains 35 Essays from various stakeholders and contributors of Swachh Bharat Mission who share their perspective of the cleanliness mission.
i.The Book contains 4 key sections which are considered as the pillars of Swachh Bharat Mission’s success
- Political Leadership
- Public Financing
- People’s Participation
ii.The book contains compilation of essays written by Arun Jaitley, Amitabh Kant, Ratan Tata, Sadhguru, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Tavleen Singh, Bill Gates and others.
iii.Union Minister Smriti Irani commended the role of women in making the Swachh Bharat Mission, a true “Jan Andolan(People’s movement )”.
About Swachh Bharat Mission:
Swachh Bharat Mission was a country wide campaign to eliminate open defecation and improve solid waste management.
i.It was launched on 2nd October 2014 at Rajghat, New Delhi by Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi.
- Slogan – One step towards Cleanliness.
ii.The mission was split into two: rural and urban.
- In rural areas “SBM – Gramin” financed and monitored through the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
- “SBM – urban” is overseen by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.