The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in 2014 with a vision to make India clean and open defecation free. The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti, has been designated as a nodal agency to work with all ministries/departments to implement this Abhiyaan through Ministry specific Swachhta Action Plans (SAPs).

To oversee, execute and monitor the activities under SAP of the MoEF&CC, a Swachh aur Swasth Bharat (SSB) Cell was established in the Ministry during 2017-18. In order to implement SAP across the country, the ministry has been providing funds to the State/UT Nodal agencies since 2018-19.

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