Govt. of Maharashtra

Swachhata Saptapadi Scheme

Maharashtra Government has launched Swachhata Saptapadi scheme on the lines of Union Government’s flagship Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The scheme was launched by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis along with actor Aamir Khan who is brand ambassador of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Mumbai. The term saptapadi means vows taken during marriage by bride and groom in Maharashtra. Under this scheme, state government will introduce the concept of a pledge to create awareness and seriousness about the Swachh Maharashtra Abhiyan. The objective of the scheme is to expedite the process of cleanliness drive complete with toilet every household by October 2, 2015 and 2016. For successful implementation of the scheme by municipal councils and corporations, grants received from the 14th Finance Commission will be linked with it. Dumping of debris or waste will not be allowed at dumping grounds and processing of waste will be made mandatory. The most important issue that has arisen due the concentration of unplanned and uncontrolled urbanization in specific strips is that of sanitation. Because of various problem occur, Maharashtra government implementing Swachh Maharashtra Abhiyan on priority

Benefits of Swachhata Saptapadi Scheme:

  • Swachhata Saptapadi Scheme receive grant from the 14th Finance Commission
  • Construction of 100 per cent toilets in every corporation wards
  • Adaptation of scientific method for waste disposal
  • Creation of awareness about segregation of dry and wet waste
  • Benefits to Take initiative for promoting greenery and open spaces
  • Mobilization of public participation

Objectives of Swachhata Saptapadi Scheme:

  1. The objective of the scheme is to expedite the process of cleanliness drive complete with toilet every household by October 2, 2015 and 2016
  2. Under Swachhata Saptapadi scheme, state government will introduce the concept of a pledge to create awareness and seriousness about the Swachh Maharashtra Abhiyan
  3. For successful implementation of the scheme by municipal councils and corporations, grants received from the 14th Finance Commission will be linked with it
  4. Dumping of debris or waste will not be allowed at dumping grounds and processing of waste will be made mandatory

Implementation of Swachhata Saptapadi Scheme:

  1. Local self-government bodies likes gram Panchayats, Zilla Parishads, municipal councils and corporations receive grant from the 14th Finance Commission and implement the swachhata saptapadi scheme
  2. Maharashtra government took initiative to implement schemes on various state

Contact details and references:

For more deatials please visit official sites

  1. https://dgipr.maharashtra.gov.in/main.aspx
  2. https://dgipr.maharashtra.gov.in/UPLOAD/ELOKRAJYA%5C2015%5C10/7741.pdf
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