Swachh Swasth Sarvatra

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Swachh Swasth Sarvatra

Swachh Swasth Sarvatra initiative to strengthen health centers in open defecation-free (ODF) blocks.

This Swachh Swasth Sarvatra initiative taken in association with Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation and the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

Objective of Swachh Swasth Sarvatra

  • The objective of this initiative is to strengthen community health centers in 708 open defecation-free blocks across the country to enable them to achieve higher levels of cleanliness and hygiene.
  • Under this initiative, 10 lakh rupees as a financial assistance will be given to the community health centers so that they can be strengthened to meet the standards of sanitation, hygiene and infection control.
  • The initiative is a part of the “Swachh Bharat Mission” and it is focused on the twin objectives of constructing toilets and enabling behavioral change.
  • Government has set a target to make India Open Defecation free by 2nd October, 2019.

Open Defecation Free

Benefits of Swachh Swasth Sarvatra:

  • Benefits of 10 lakh rupees as a financial assistance given to the community health centers

  • Benefits of strengthen community health centers in 708 open defecation-free (ODF) blocks
  • Benefits of higher levels of cleanliness and hygiene
  • Benefits of constructing toilets

Swachh Swasth Sarvatra

Features of Swatch Swath Sarvatra:

  • The Swachh Swasth Sarvatra is a part of the Union Government’s flagship Swachh Bharat Mission and is focused on the twin objectives of constructing toilets and enabling behavioral change

  • It is joint initiative of Ministry of Health and Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation to achieve better health outcomes through improved sanitation and increase awareness on healthy lifestyles
  • Its objective is to build on and leverage achievements of two complementary programmes – Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) and Kayakalp
  • Under it, financial assistance of 10 lakh rupees will be given to the community health centers so that they can be strengthened to meet the standards of sanitation, hygiene and infection control

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