Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: A Catalyst For Sustainable Development
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Sustainable Development in India is based on a centuries-old tradition of living in harmony with nature and all its elements and a commitment towards sustainability. In the old civilization of India (Sindhu Valley), toilet construction and waste management are based on scientific methods. This is not a borrowed concept from the west. Sustainable Development is recognized as a major force for change in India, which is reflected in its policies, programs, and other government and non-government initiatives. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) emphasize the importance of sanitation, cleanliness, and hygiene. Swachh Bharat Mission is important in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and fight against plastic use. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan acts as a catalyst for sustainable development. The present paper affirmed the successful implementation of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan during the first phase of its implementation. The mission's success has demonstrated that it is a true game-changer in the field of sanitation and hygiene. The success stories scripted under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan over its 7-year journey have poised India for its leap into the next level of 'Swachhata' i.e., Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Urban 2.0 and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Grameen Phase II. The researcher also explored the expected outcomes of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Urban 2.0 and the objectives of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Grameen Phase II. In addition to it, the study manifested educational implications of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.