The Swachhata Hi Seva (SHS) campaign is being celebrated from September 15th to October 2nd this year under the joint aegis of DDWS and MoHUA for undertaking shramdaan activities aiming to generate jan andolan through community participation, to provide impetus on the implementation of SBM, to disseminate the importance of a sampoorna swachh village, to reinforce the concept of sanitation as everyone’s business, and as a prelude for the Swachh Bharat Diwas (2nd October) with nationwide participation.
The theme of SHS-2023 is ‘Garbage Free India’ with a focus on visual cleanliness and the welfare of SafaiMitras. Like earlier years, the spirit of cleanliness activities is voluntarism or shramdaan. The focus of these swachhata drives would be on high-footfall public places like bus stands, railway stations, cantonment boards, beaches, tourist places, zoos, national parks and sanctuaries, historical monuments, heritage sites, river fronts, ghats, drains, nallahs, etc. in both rural and urban areas of the state or UT.