PM seeks people's views on his 'Clean India' mission

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 12, 2014 20:40 IST

Reaching out to people for his ambitious project for a clean India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday sought their views on the contours of 'Mission Swachh Bharat' to be launched on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Modi linked cleanliness to tourism and global interest in India and stressed that world-class levels of hygiene and sanitation are required in the top 50 tourist destinations to bring about a 'paradigm shift' in the global perception about the country.

"Mission Swacch Bharat aspires to realise Gandhiji's dream of a Clean India through Jan Bhagidari (people's participation). Together we can make a big difference.

"Please share your inputs in making Mission Swacch Bharat a success and laying the foundations of a 'Clean India' on," he said, according to a PMO statement.

He mentioned about his vision of solid waste management and waste water management through the PPP model in 500 towns and cities across India.

Chairing a high-level meeting here Thursday, Modi had called for turning 'Swacch Bharat' into a mass movement and linking it to economic activity to ensure greater participation.

He said the meeting was 'very fruitful'. Government offices up to panchayat level will be involved in a cleanliness drive that shall be carried out from September 25 till Diwali which falls on October 23.

Modi had earlier invited ideas from people on the new institution to replace the Planning Commission which, he had announced on August 15, will soon be scrapped.

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