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Government to roll out nationwide cleanliness drive from Sep 25

Manmath Nayak1 |

As part of Swachh Bharat Mission, the central government has decided to organise a week-long cleanliness drive across the country from September 25, said an official statement.

The initiative named ‘Swachh Bharat Week’ is also being organised to celebrate the second anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission which was launched on October 2, 2014.

As part of the initiative, the Ministry of Urban Development and Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation will also organise a day-long India Sanitation Conference (INDOSAN-2016) on September 30 at Vigyan Bhavan.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate INDOSAN which will be attended by Chief Ministers, Ministers In-charge of Urban Development and Sanitation, senior officials, collectors among others," said the statement.

The Prime Minister will also felicitate best performers in 11 different categories for their spirited campaign towards ensuring cleanliness.

According to the communique issued by the government, Cabinet Secretary P.K. Sinha will chair an inter-ministerial plenary session on ‘Enhancing Convergence for Swachh Bharat Mission’.