Not Rhetoric – What Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan Needs

Economic and Political Weekly

  • 2015
  • Manzoor Ali

A lot of hype has been created around the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan but funding from sources such as the corporate social responsibility coffer is wholly inadequate. Moreover, reliance on public–private partnerships without strengthening the capabilities of the existing public agencies in the field through adequate budget allocations and proper training of personnel is a sure sign that the ambitious 2019 target for drinking water supply and sanitation is not going to be met.

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