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Swachh Shakti 2018 Campaign Organised in Lucknow

Published on March 08, 2018
The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, in collaboration with the state government of Uttar Pradesh organised Swachh Shakti 2018 on the occassion of International's Women's Day. The event was organised in Lucknow with the participation of 8000 women sarpanches, 3000 women Swachhagrahis, 2000 mahilasamakhyas from Uttar Pradesh

Swachh Shakti 2018 Campaign Organised in Lucknow

Highlights of the event

Uttar Pradesh, being the largest state of India, has the massive rural population and therefore this year's Swachh Shakti campaign was organised in Lucknow.  Uma Bharti, Minister Drinking Water and Sanitation. Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh presided the event as chief guests. Special exhibitions, films and other activities dedicated to women’s role in Swachh Bharat Mission were among the highlights of the events. 37 SwachhataShakti Raths were  flagged off to run and trigger various districts in the state. During the course of the event, women Swachhagrahis were awarded for their efforts in improving sanitation condition in their villages and communities.

 Swachh Bharat Mission

Swachh Bharat Mission is an initiative of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched with an aim of achieving a clean and open defecation free India. It was launched on October 2, 2014. With the efforts, India has been able to declare 9 States and 2 UTs open defecation free. Since its launch, women have been participating to in large number to give this Clean India movement a push towards success.

Expected Questions

Which of the following ministries organised the Swachh Shakti 2018 Convocation?
a. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
b. Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
c. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
d. Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas

Which state organised the Swachh Shaki 2018 Convocation?
a.  Jharkhand
b. Madhya Pradesh
c. Haryana
d. Uttar Pradesh
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