Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti organized important activities/campaigns under Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBMG) Phase II to accelerate the ODF Plus momentum and sustaining the ODF achievements in villages on the occasion of Swachh Bharat Diwas on October 2, 2021.
Sthayitva evam Sujalam Abhiyan Launched on 25th August, 2021 for a period of 100 days has focussed on liquid waste management by targeting construction of 1 million soak pits, retrofitting of toilets and ODF Sustainability. Under this campaign, construction of approx. 1658 community soak pits and 418 household soak pits were reported on SBD.
Under Satyagraha se SwachhagrahRath Yatra States and UTs launched Swachhta Raths which visited their districts/blocks and GPs before concluding journey at the state/UT capital. The Raths played a significant role in spreading mass awareness on Swachhta, influencing behaviour changes for effective Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM) and ODF Sustainability.
During the Swachhta Hi Seva 2021 fortnight, various activities were organized to promote community mobilization where over 60 lakh people participated.
DDWS has been organising 'samvads’ with Sarpanches, Collectors, Zilla Parishad officials, BDOs and other sanitation stakeholders since April 2020 under Swachhta Samvads.