Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: A Success or a Failure?

By Anusmita Mazumder, Department of Law, University of Calcutta.

In the wake of the declaration by the Union Ministry of Urban Development of an extensive survey to study the progress of the Swachh Bharat Mission, questions on the actual success of the Mission are being raised across the country. The survey named Swachh Sarvekshan, will be conducted by the Quality Council of India (QCI). It will cover all State Capitals and 53 other cities. Swachh Sarvekshan is being conducted between January 5 and 20, 2016. As the country awaits the result of the survey, let us take a look into a few details of the Mission. (more…)