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On 2 October, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Mission with a commitment to make India free of open defecation by 2019. Photo: PIB
On 2 October, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Mission with a commitment to make India free of open defecation by 2019. Photo: PIB

The clean India conundrum

Accountability Initiative examines the potential of the Swachh Bharat Mission and makes a case for a low budget allocation in 2015

One of the most visible actions of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has been the Swachh Bharat Mission.

On 2 October, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Mission with a commitment to make India free of open defecation by 2019.

But what are the government’s plans and strategies to achieve this goal? Will the Swachh Bharat Mission provide India with the appropriate mechanisms to meet the 2019 target? And what should we expect for the Swachh Bharat Mission in this year’s budget?

Accountability Initiative examines the potential of the Swachh Bharat Mission and makes a case for a low budget allocation in 2015.

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