Two years back, our Honbl’e Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi started the revolution of making our Country a Clean Place to live ” Swachch Bharat Abhiyan “. A great enthusiasm was seen in the peoples, especially the youth. Many government NGO’s came forward, our Prime Minister became an Icon for the youth of the country. TV actors and bollywood stars came forward and joined this campaign in order to encourage the youth. And everyone could see youth coming forward in clean India Campaign. Even the famous TV show “Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashma”, which was nominated by the Prime Minister himself, contributed their part and did the best they could to encourage people to keep their environment neat and clean. It even awarded the people “Swachchta Ratna” who contributed in keeping their city Clean as an encouragement.
This is a very good thing to see that according to an economic survey, more than 61% of people in rural areas have defecated in the open in year 2015 (just after 1 year of introducing Clean India Campaign). And according to a report, more than 70,000 villages have stopped going out and are using a toilet instead. And that is really an excellent thing. People are getting aware by the hard work of the Government. But, to look at another side of the coin, in some states where BJP government is not there, this is not implemented very well. It is because we cannot find State Governments joining hands with the Central Governments in this regard. We can still find piles of garbage lying here and there and small children picking polythene from there. Ever imagined, how much hazardous can this be for their health? Well, it is really tough for anyone to imagine about their condition sitting on an air- conditioned room, without stepping into their shoes. Despite of making public toilets and even mobile toilets being run by Nagar Nigam, still people can be seen shitting in the corners of either road or near trees. People can be still seen throwing garbage outside another people’s house. No doubt, it has been successful, but to a certain extent. But still, people have not stopped spitting on the road, urinating behind the trees. Be honest, how many people after eating a snack, throw the wrapper in the dustbin and don’t throw peel of bananas on the road. It will really take guts to admit if you are not doing this.
The motive of Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan was a neat and clean place to survive in. It was the farsightedness of our Honbl’e Prime Minister that he wanted to save the future of the people of the country, which would have been destroyed by various deceases, if habit of cleanliness was not adopted by the people of the country. It is the result of his hard work and dedication of the people of the country that, people have started changing their behaviour themselves in this regard. They have adopted cleanliness as their habit. Now, people have an urge to keep their surroundings clean. Many people can be seen, keeping dustbins outside their shops for throwing of wrappers. Some peoples can be seen throwing wrappers in the dustbin. Regular cleaning of railway stations and bus stations have started after starting of cleanliness drive. And it is excellent to see that the youth is coming forward in this regard and is willingly contributing to it. They are also acting as a source of Inspiration for others too. It reminded of a very famous quote- “Main akela hi chala tha jaan ve manzil, log milte gaye, kaarwa badhta gaya”. It is really seen very less that people Unite for any good cause. And this was one of the times when people were seen uniting for really a very good cause.
But, unfortunately still there is a percentage of population who still go out in the open, the people who do not have homes to live, they still do not use public toilets. Some people say that, only in emergency case, they go nearby a tree, in a situation when they cannot find a public toilet nearby. Agreed, anyone in this situation would do the same. So, what should be done in this regard is that the facility of public toilets should be made available after every 3 to 4 km. They should be made available mostly in public places like railway stations, bus stations, at least 3 to 4 public toilets in Highway Routes (both for ladies and gents).There should be a Co-ordination between the Central and the State Government in this regard. A City Dump area should be made so that the vehicles which come to collect the garbage directly dump it in a particular area and not anywhere. There should be a proper Waste Management System and the waste received like peels of vegetables etc can be used for making Bio gas. A plant has been made by BARC (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre) in this regards, and almost in every state it does exist. And some states are utilising these techniques in a really good manner, but in others, it has been implanted just as a show piece. They need to be fully utilized by every state and the rural areas which are still unable to afford LPG’s (even after Prime Minister’s Ujjwala Yojna) can use Bio Gas for their cooking purposes. There should be proper disposal of garbage and the things which can be recycled should be recycled in a proper manner. There is a need to encourage people who make the “best out of waste”. People also need to adopt these techniques so that nothing goes waste as it is a very famous line, that – “Our good deeds today, can bring happiness to many tomorrow”. These small steps taken by everyone will make a huge difference in the near future and we will fulfil the dream of Neat and Clean India.