Objectives of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
Some of the main objectives of Swacch Bharat Abhiyan are:
To make India clean by 2nd October 2019
Install pour-flush toilets, improve sanitation and environmental hygiene
Stop the use and dumping of plastic which is known to contaminate marine life
Build sanitary latrines in every household which is below the poverty line
Set up a proper sanitary system in villages and rural areas by constructing drains, soakage pits, and liquid waste disposal units
Installing sanitary complexes for women in villages where there is no space for proper sanitation at homes, with the cooperation of the village Panchayats
Why Does Swacch Bharat Campaign Matter for Children?
Swacch Bharat Campaign matters for Indian children because of them not achieving their ideal height. Indian children and adults, especially females and people from marginalized groups are among the shortest in the world, data from the International Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) system shows. Due to poor sanitation, malnutrition has become a problem as kids are not able to meet their nutritional needs. Plus, the polluted environment also takes a toll on their emotional and cognitive health, affecting their future outcomes in life in terms of making a career and a higher quality of living.
Data from a survey showed that Indian children have the poorest heights in the world in the 2015-16 timeline than any other country in the world, going by the standards of the DHS system. If you’re wondering how to make India clean and ensure the wellness of kids, it starts with this movement.