Rudresh Kumar Sugam, Sonali Mitra, and Arunabha Ghosh
October 2014 | Circular Economy
Suggested Citation: Sugam, Rudresh Kumar, Sonali Mittra, and Arunabha Ghosh. 2014. Swachh Bharat: Kachra Mukt, Shouchalaya Yukt Bharat. New Delhi: Council on Energy, Environment and Water.
This policy brief is a contribution from CEEW toward developing the vision and action plan for the ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission. It draws on extensive literature and researchers’ own analysis to outline specific interventions, estimate the associated cost and offer a detailed phase-wise roadmap to fulfill the mission. In order to focus attention on the most important and neglected sectors and to ensure that the Swachh Bharat Mission has clear, measurable outcomes, it identifies two key tracks: Rural Sanitation and Urban Solid Waste Management. The specific interventions required for these two tracks fall under four broad categories: Behaviour, Capacity, Infrastructure, and Management.
Source: CEEW Analysis
Urban Solid Waste Management
Behaviour could be changed by undertaking focussed group discussions, showing audio-visuals, and through community meetings for associating ‘shame’ and ‘disgust’ with open defecation and ‘pride’ with having clean toilets.