Background: Swachhargraha initiative, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
- PM Modi said re-use and recycling of waste should be technology driven and insisted that there should a focus on the concept of waste to wealth so that revenue models could be developed around cleanliness.
- Modi said garbage can be used as a means to create employment and wealth by recycling and then, cleanliness will become a by-product.
- He said while no one likes dirt or dirty surroundings, the habit of cleanliness takes some effort to develop. Let’s join hands and start a Swachhagraha – an initiative for cleanliness to get the country dirt-free on the lines of Mahatma Gandhi’s Satyagraha that freed us from British rule.