In honour of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leading by example in cleaning India. Aptly titled the Clean India campaign or Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, PM Modi is aiming to solve the country’s sanitation problems in honour of the 150th anniversary of his October 2nd birthday.
PM Modi is the first Prime Minister to official address India’s challenges with cleanliness and its shortage of toilets. He aims to make the nation’s largest cities completely rubbish-free in five years time. He called on individual citizens to donate their own time—two hours a week—to assisting in this mass clean-up. With the whole country on board he says a cleaner India will encourage economic growth and reduce healthcare costs.