Panel on Swachh Bharat to finalise report by June-end
A chief ministers’ panel, working on different aspects of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), including suggesting ways to rope in private players and setting up an institutional mechanism, will finalise its report by June-end.
The sub-group headed by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on the SBM will submit its report to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “We will prepare the report by June-end and submit it to the PM,” Naidu said.
“We have constituted a working group headed by NITI Aaayog CEO. It will collect (information on) best practices on Swachh Bharat showing alternative methods and best technology. They will place their report in the next meeting of the sub-group,” he said. He informed that the sub-group will have 2-3 meetings and make some field visits before firming up its report. The panel is expected to meet next month in Chandigarh.
Khattar calls for effective implementation of mission
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar has called for the effective implementation of the Swachh Bharat Mission. He said this at the first meeting of the sub-group of chief ministers on Swachh Bharat Mission on Thursday.
Khattar suggested for a separate sub-mission for peri-urban and urban areas where development takes place at a fast pace, but usually, there is neither a panchayat nor a municipal body to look after their sanitation needs.
The Chief Minister said some challenges that must be addressed for making the Swacch Bharat Mission a success. He said the mission has two sub-missions – one for villages and the other for urban areas. However, there is nothing for peri-urban areas, also called ‘census towns’.