Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', his first major social campaign since assuming office, on October 2 for a filth-free India.
Seeking to set an example by working the broom on Mahatma Gandhi’s 145th birthday, Modi called upon every Indian to realise Gandhi’s dream of clean surroundings and brought a fading Gandhian ideal back into public imagination.
The Rs 62,000-crore campaign, India's biggest cleanliness drive, will cover over 4,000 towns in the next five years. The government's objective, however, is to make it a pan-Indian mission, one under which every individual is a stakeholder.
The campaign has completed a month. HT took to the streets to find out whether Swachh Bharat has truly caught on or become yet another instance of lip service.
Below are a few picture of places that were cleaned on October 2, and the same places on November 1.See for yourself and be the judge of where Swacch Bharat stands.