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Union Government announced to fund Swachh Vidyalaya campaign

Sep 15, 2014 12:25 IST

Union Human Resource Development Ministry on 11 September 2014 announced to fund Swachh Vidyalaya campaign.

Funding of the campaign will be through Swachh Bharat Kosh that the Union Government has announced to set up to fund the Swachh Bharat Campaign.

Also, HRD Ministry would initiate the process of drafting a new cohesive education policy for the successful implementation of the campaign. The policy will be drafted after conducting nationwide consultations from January 2015.

Earlier, Swach Vidyalya Campaign was anchored by Union Human Resource Development Ministry as a part of Swachh Bharat Campaign. The campaign aims to ensure the provision of toilets in all government schools by 15 August 2015.

As part of the campaign, public sector units under 25 Ministries on 10 September 2014, pledged 400 crore rupees for the campaign. Besides, private and public sector companies would be encouraged to build toilet blocks in schools.

Earlier on 18 August 2014, Tata Consultancy Services and Bharti Enterprises pledged 100 crore rupees to build toilets in schools.

Background

Swach Vidyalya Campaign is a part of Swachh Bharat Campaign which is scheduled to be launched on 2 October 2014. It was announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the eve of 68th Independence Day on 15 August 2014.

Swachh Bharat Campaign aims at to making India clean by 2019 when the nation will be celebrating 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation.

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