SWACHH BHARAT MISSION: A STEP TO SUSTAINABLE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
Mrs. Prachi N. Kare, Mr. Vihang Girish Pathare
Greener India, Swachh Bharat Mission, Sanitation, sustainable solid waste management
The vision of shift of national status from developing country to developed by virtue of industrialization, innovations, cleaner –greener India, on 2nd October 2014, PM of India announced a mission. Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) is named as “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” in Hindi as it’s a National Language and comprises of Rural and Urban management separately. Main focus of the mission is to bring about an enhancement in the general quality of life style in the rural areas, by promoting cleanliness, hygiene and eliminating open defecation and to speed up sanitation coverage in rural areas to achieve the vision of Swachh Bharat by 2nd October 2019 on 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. SBM also covers secondary objective of efficient and sustainable solid waste management. The paper covers the history of solid waste management, technologies, with current scenario with current situations after implementation of SWM.