SBM Gramin

Date : 02/10/2014 - | Sector: Sanitation


Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) [SBM (G)] is one of the sub- missions under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra MAll Schemesodi on October 2, 2014. It is being implemented by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS), Government of India (GoI).

SBM aims to achieve Swachh Bharat by October 2, 2019 as a fitting tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th anniversary. The mission focuses on improving the levels of cleanliness through Solid and Liquid Waste Management activities and making Gram Panchayats Open Defecation Free (ODF), clean and sanitised.

Open Defecation Free (ODF) is the termination of faecal- oral transmission, defined by;

  • No visible faeces found in the environment/ village and
  • Every household as well as public/ community institutions using safe technology option for disposal of faeces

Sustainability of ODF status and verification of ODF, the core components of the mission are available in Guidelines for ODF Verification issued by the MDWS in September 2015.


Bring about an improvement in the general quality of life in the rural areas, by promoting cleanliness, hygiene and eliminating open defecation.

Accelerate sanitation coverage in rural areas to achieve the vision of Swachh Bharat by October 2, 2019.

Motivate Communities and Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRI) to adopt sustainable sanitation practices and facilities through awareness creation and health education.

Encourage cost- effective and appropriate technologies for ecologically safe and sustainable sanitation

Develop community- managed sanitation systems focusing on scientific Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM) systems for overall cleanliness




Open Defecation Free (ODF) is the termination of faecal- oral transmission

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