Swachh Bharat mission?

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The Swachh Bharat campaign was launched by the Narendra Modi government on October 2 last year. Why do we require such a mission? Is India a dirty nation? The answer may be somewhat yes, that’s why we are lining up the mission of a clean India. If our home is clean, then the question arises in our mind is — why do we need a Swachh Bharat Abhiyan? Because at large, India’s public areas, streets, government offices, roads, footpaths, rivers and government hospitals are generally filthy.
Just for publicity’s sake, sweeping with the broom for one or two days cannot lead to success of the Swachh Bharat Mission. Also, any politician or a government or public servant cannot attain success of Swachh Bharat by doing it alone. These exemplary leaders need to set an example for the masses to clean up their surroundings first. If these leaders have a real intention to clean up India, then they should proceed towards the dirty areas of the slums and mohallas.
In India, the major rivers are polluted and the main causes of pollution are that various industries are established on the banks of a river, and people consider the river as their universal drainage. The government should impose strict rules to these industries to treat the garbage before dumping them into the river and ensure that it doesn’t affect the ecological balance of the rivers. The mission of the present government to clean up the River Ganga from pollution by the year 2020 is a great challenge. To achieve this mission of Swachh Bharat, we the people of India, need to be more responsible to realise this dream.
JUBEL D’CRUZ
Mumbai, India