Swachhata Hi Seva – 2023


    Syllabus: GS2/Social Sectors


    • The Swachhata Hi Seva (SHS), an annual pan-India Swachhata Pakhwada, 2023 campaign was organised by Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban and Grameen between 15th Sept to 2nd Oct ‘23.


    • It aims to mobilise the participation of crores of citizens across the country via various activities such as Indian Swachhata League 2.0, SafaiMitra Suraksha Shivir and mass cleanliness drives.
    • It was launched virtually from Jaipur, Rajasthan.
    • SBM-Grameen and SBM-Urban have partnered with other key Ministries and Departments to amplify participation and community mobilisation in SHS 2023.
    • It also witnessed the launch of logo, website and portal of SHS- 2023.
    • Theme of SHS-2023 is ‘Garbage Free India’ with focus on visual cleanliness and welfare of SafaiMitras.
    • People participation is key to revive and rejuvenate water bodies by removing the garbage.

    Key activities organised under SHS- 2023:

    • Swachhata Hi Seva – Fortnight long Cleanliness Drives;
    • Indian Swachhata League 2.0;
    • SafaiMitra Suraksha Shivir.

    Role of States:

    1. Ensuring community mobilisation and participation, a ‘Jan Andolan’ towards Open Defecation Free (ODF) Plus villages;
    2. Reinforcing the concept of ‘Sanitation as everyone’s business’ and,
    3. Commemorating Swachh Bharat Diwas (2nd October) at the village level.

    Source: PIB