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Core Programme

Annual Action Plan 2020-21: Focus Area Programme

Clean Village – Green Village Campaign

“Sanitation is more important than independence. Cleanliness and sanitation is an integral part of my way of living. My dream is total sanitation for all and “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet”. Mahatma Gandhi.

Clean India and Green India are the two sides of a coin required for sustainable development in India. Clean India or Swatch Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) was the dream of the father of the Nation. Mahatma Gandhi was mindful of the poor position of Indian rural people at that time and he dreamt of a cleaner India, where he emphasized on cleanliness and sanitation as an intact function of surviving. For ensuring hygiene, waste management and sanitation across the nation a “Swachh Bharat Mission” has been established by Govt. of India, which is tribute to Mahatma Gandhi ji.

Plastic pollution is the accumulation of plastic objects and particles in the Earth's environment that adversely affects humans and animals. Plastics are inexpensive and durable, and as a result levels of plastic production by humans are high. Plastic pollution can afflict land, waterways and oceans. Living organisms, particularly animals, can be harmed either by mechanical effects, such as entanglement in plastic objects, problems related to ingestion of plastic waste, or through exposure to chemicals. Effects on humans include disruption of various physiological and hormonal mechanisms.

Green India mission is a National Mission under eight Missions of the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC), recognizes that climate change phenomena will seriously affect and alter the distribution, type and quality of natural biological resources of the country and the associated livelihoods of the people, Therefore, for enjoying sustainable development, the need of the hour is to promote and participate in the mission for Green and Clean India.


Suggestive Actions

Collaborative Agencies

Expected Outcomes - Monitoring and Success Indicators

In order to provide support in realizing the objectives of Focus Area - Clean Village – Green Village Campaign with the spirit of volunteerism, Core Programs viz. Training of Youth on Clean Village - Green Village, Celebration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Swachhata Awareness Evam Shramdaan and Swachhata Action Plan including Swachhata Pakhwada have been provided. SOP of these programmes is given in Chapter – 4. These Core Programs would enhance the capacity, level of awareness, understanding, leadership, motivation and skills of youth and thereby facilitate them in implementing focus areas activities in their respective villages with expected outcomes.

District Youth Coordinators should give target to NYVs to cover cluster of 25-30 Youth Clubs or as per the need. NYVs should guide and help the allotted villages Youth Clubs in finalizing their Action Plans for Focus Area - Clean Village – Green Village Campaign in the proforma given at Annexure- 6, 6A and 6 B. NYVs should facilitate coordination and regularly be in contact with the allotted Youth Clubs and motivate members of Youth Clubs, COVID volunteers and others to undertake above mentioned focus area activities on voluntary basis in their respective villages.