Union Government to fund “Swachh Vidyalaya” campaign
Union Human Resource Development Ministry to fund the Swachh Vidyalaya (Clean Schools) campaign, via the Swachh Bharat Kosh.
Centre will setup “Swachh Bharat Kosh” to fund the “Swachh Bharat (Clean India)” campaign. HRD Ministry will anchor the “Swachh Vidyalaya (Clean Schools)” drive. The campaign purposes to make sure the facility of toilets in all government schools by August 15, 2015. Swachh Vidyalaya campaign is part of mission to make India a clean country by 2019, the 150th birth anniversary year of Mahatma Gandhi.
Swachh Bharat Campaign, announced by PM Narendra Modi on the eve of 68th Independence Day on August 15, 2014, is scheduled to be launched on October 2, 2014. As part of the drive, public sector units under 25 Ministries have vowed Rs. 400 crore for the drive and private and public sector companies would be persuaded to build toilet blocks in schools. Tata Consultancy Services and Bharti Enterprises have pledged Rs 100 Crore each.